Apr 23, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 25 
ACE Catalog - Volume 25 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration, B.S.

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration provides students with the skills and knowledge to effectively serve as health administrators within their community. Through application-based coursework, students learn how to promote responsible health choices by becoming educators and program leaders within the diverse field of community health. After completing this program, students will have the training necessary to evaluate research, advocate for policies and effective procedures, and manage divergent populations while implementing strategic plans by taking on a variety of roles within the healthcare field.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to provide effective leadership and management skills in a changing healthcare environment. 
  2. Apply effective communication skills across diverse populations in the healthcare environment, including conflict resolution, negotiation, team building, collaboration, coaching, and interactions with internal and external stakeholders. 
  3. Promote personal and professional ethics and social responsibility in healthcare settings. 
  4. Use technology to implement healthcare control systems, professional presentations, informational literacy techniques, and other aspects of healthcare management. 
  5. Communicate and advocate for illness prevention, health promotion, and wellness as integral components of overall health, and assess marketing opportunities in wellness programs, services, and facilities. 
  6. Implement strategic planning and program evaluation to promote organizational excellence and continuous improvement. 
  7. Assess the impact of health policies and laws on organizational operations and serve as an advocate for change when necessary. 
  8. Apply best practices and principles in leading and managing human resources in diverse organizational environments. 
  9. Serve as an effective steward of organizational resources through knowledge of financial management, fiscal responsibility, and effective budgeting methods. 
  10. Evaluate healthcare research and analyze multiple forms of data to assist in ethical, effective decision making, identify gaps in service to diverse populations, and determine healthcare education needs. 

Course List (36 Total Semester Credits plus *84 credits completed outside of course list)


*Eighty-four (84) semester credits are required to be completed prior to degree conferral. Non-general education courses may be applied to the degree as electives to meet the program admission requirement. General education courses must include thirty (30) required semester credits of general education with eighteen (18) of those based on Indiana’s Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) and must include three (3) semester credit hours of English, Writing, or Literature; three (3) semester credit hours of Speech or Communications; three (3) semester credit hours of Mathematics; three (3) semester credit hours of Life and Physical Sciences; three (3) semester credit hours of Social Sciences; and three (3) semester credit hours of Humanities and Fine Arts. Twelve (12) additional semester credit hours of General Education must include three (3) semester credits of English, Writing, or Literature; three (3) semester credit hours of Mathematics; three (3) semester credit hours of Life and Physical Sciences; and three (3) semester credit hours of Social Sciences as determined by the College.

**Please see Academic Policies for more information regarding general education requirements. 


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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