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The Healthcare Administration major prepares students to directly enter the United States workforce as administrators/managers of healthcare facilities, such as medical group practices, urgent care centers, long-term care facilities, department-level positions in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, health insurance companies, etc. This degree is also a solid path for those seeking to pursue a graduate program in Healthcare Administration or Business Management.
Students will Study:
The Healthcare Administration major is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in the administration and management of smaller healthcare facilities in the United States, e.g., Urgent Care Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Long-Term Care Facilities, Doctor's Offices, Department-Level positions in Hospitals, and Health Insurance Companies; or to enter a Master's level program in Healthcare Administration, Hospital Administration, or Business Administration.
For more career options, visit our Career and Academic Discovery Center.
NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
The curriculum for this major is based upon the United States of America health care system. It is recommended that you do not declare this as your major unless you plan to work in the United States.
The BS in Healthcare Administration degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses and 49 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 31 elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.
BS in Healthcare Administration
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits||Availability|
|Take these courses:|
|BIO 264||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4||
|Bio 264L||Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab||1||*Currently Available|
|MATH 221B||Bio Stats||3||*Currently Available|
|HRHP 131||Health & Fitness||2||*Fall 2014|
|HS 280||Medical Terminology||2||*Currently Available|
|Take these courses:|
|B 201||Introduction to Finance||3||*Currently Available|
|B 220||Business Communications||3||*Currently Available|
|B 361||Operations Management||3||*Currently Available|
|B 370||Human Resource Management||3||*Currently Available|
|Take the Healthcare Administration core:|
|HS 285||Hospital and Health Administration||3||*Winter 2014|
|HS 345||Healthcare Finance||3||*Fall 2014|
|HS 375||Managing Healthcare Provider Organizations||3||*Spring 2014|
|HS 378||Healthcare Strategy||3||*Winter 2015|
|Take these courses:|
|ECON 150||Economic Principles-Micro||3||*Currently Available|
|HS 391||Research Methods and Program Evaluation||2||*Winter 2015|
|HS 425||Managing Technology in Healthcare Provider Organizations||2||*Fall 2015|
|HS 465||Healthcare Insurance Industry||3||*Winter 2016|
|MA 106||Medical Law and Ethics||3||*To Be Determined|
|Take this course:|
|HS 498||Internship||3||*Fall 2015|
|*Note when courses are anticipated to be available. Dates are subject to change. Talk with your academic advisor when planning your schedule. Not all courses become available when the degree is opened for higher courses. Check individual course availability to see when each course is expected to be open.|
How Long will this Program Take?
Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round or take a semester off when needed. Students must complete the program within eight years.
Online Courses at BYU-Idaho follow a similar format and have the same learning objectives as campus-based courses. Students should expect to interact with each other and participate in the learning model. Learn more about BYU-Idaho courses online.
Students who meet the admission requirements can apply to be directly admitted into an online degree program. These students will start by taking the online orientation course, GS 111. This is a one-credit course offered every block that prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.
Contact the Online Support Center: