May 23, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Health Science, Specialization in Health Care Administration, BAHS

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The applied health science degree is designed to prepare graduates for work in a health-related field and for further education and training at the post-baccalaureate level. The AHS degree consists of six separate specializations which have common BG Perspective, core, and supportive requirements but differing specialization courses. The diversified curriculum provides a strong background in the basic sciences and emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Health Care Administration specialization
The health care administration specialization is designed to prepare students to work in management and administration in hospitals, clinics, and other organizations providing health care services. Their roles include aspects of finance, budgeting, billing, human resources management, facilities management, marketing, and quality measurement and improvement.

Learning Outcomes for Health Care Administration

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the health care administration specialization are expected to:

  • Apply fundamental administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in health care settings;
  • Master fundamental principles of natural science, social science, and mathematics and apply these in health-related situations;
  • Understand applications of technology in health care practice;
  • Use statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems;
  • Make decisions based upon ethical, organizational, and financially sound business principles;
  • Analyze and evaluate daily operations and improve them.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
   _____________________________    ________

   Quantitative Literacy
   _____________________________    ________

Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

General Business Minor Requirements

(15 Hours as required)

Total Hours: 122

+ ECON 2020 , ECON 2030  cannot be used for both business minor and BG Perspectives
* ACCT 2210  is the prerequisite
** ECON 2020  is the prerequisite
*** MGMT 3050  or MGMT 3600  is the prerequisite
^ Minimum 7 hours required (420 contact hours)

No S/U Grade Option for any core Health or Business courses. Based upon an average 15 credit hour semester, students entering the major as freshman are expected to complete degree requirements in 8 semesters. Students transferring to the university or major may require additional time depending upon transfer credit awarded.

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