Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Major Credits
The University of Providence Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program courses are designed to prepare students for supervisory positions in healthcare.
Required Healthcare Administration Credits
- HCA 120: Introduction To The United States Healthcare System (3 Credits)
- HCA 130: Organizational Behavior In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 140: Healthcare Management (3 Credits)
- HCA 160: Human Resource Management In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 180: Legal Issues In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 200: Informatics In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 220: Introduction To Healthcare Financial Management (3 Credits)
- HCA 250: Leadership In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 260: Communication In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 270: Professionalism, Ethics & Values In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 300: Population Health For Healthcare Managers (3 Credits)
- HCA 320: Introduction To Healthcare Marketing (3 Credits)
- HCA 330: Quality Management In Healthcare (3 Credits)
- HCA 340: Health Policy & Economics (3 Credits)
- HCA 494: Capstone (3 Credits)
Required Elective Credits
- PSY 220: Sociocultural & International Awareness (3 Required Elective Credits)
- SCS 312: Social Research Methods & Applied Statistics (4 Credits)
- SOC 366: Poverty & Inequity (3 Required Elective Credits)
Healthcare Administration Credits: 45 | Elective Credits: 10 | 55 Total
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- Information about scholarship opportunities and tuition discounts for specific groups.
- Information about the financial aid process.
Visit our Tuition and Fees page to access the latest pricing information. Access the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Estimated Cost Breakdown sheet to view specific pricing information for this degree program, including a cost breakdown by semester and associated program costs. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the financial aid process.
Careers in Healthcare Administration
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration can take on multiple different supervisory positions in healthcare administration. These positions can include healthcare program directors, nursing home administrators, clinical administrators, medical office business managers, and more. Demand for these positions is needed throughout the healthcare continuum, including in hospitals, clinics, private practice offices, insurance companies, and many more.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for Medical and Health Service Managers will increase significantly over the next ten years. The industry is expected to add 136,000 jobs between 2021 and 2031, over five times higher than the national average of five percent. Salaries for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration can range from $61,000 per year to $100,000 with an average of $74,512. However, individual salaries vary by location, demand, skills, and work experience.
Application & Admission Requirements
The University of Providence’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program accepts applications for fall, spring, and summer enrollment. Application deadlines are August 16 each year for fall enrollment, December 20 for spring enrollment, and April 9 for summer enrollment.
For updated information on undergraduate application requirements, deadlines, and program-specific requirements, please visit the University of Providence admissions page. View the following application and admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration below:
Program Application: Applicants must complete an online undergraduate application.
Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit their official high school transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from your high school. Include transcripts from any dual enrollment or other pre-college programs attended, and results of any AP tests you have taken.
Submit official transcript(s) from any university/college where undergraduate coursework was completed. Transcripts can be sent directly to the following address: University of Providence | Admissions | 1301 20th Street South |Great Falls, MT 59405, or may be submitted electronically directly from the institution.
Curriculum Viète / Resume: All applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum viète.
SAT/ACT Scores: The University of Providence’s ACT code is 2410 and the SAT code is 4058. Although providing official test scores is strongly recommended, it is not required to be reviewed for admission.
Tuition Deposit: The ASHA program has a non-refundable tuition deposit of $50, which secures admission into the program. The deposit will be applied to the first tuition bill.
Minimum GPA Requirements: Students applying to the BSHA program must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. If a minimum 2.75 GPA was not achieved in prior high school or college coursework, an additional admission essay and academic review will be required for admission into the program.
Additional Program Information
Skills You'll Learn
Students enrolled in the BSHA program will learn the following skills and more:
- Industry Knowledge
- Critical Thinking
- Relationship Management
- Ethical Judgement
Discover student outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program:
- Demonstrate effective use of oral and written communication.
- Apply a broad understanding of the healthcare system at a basic, introductory level.
- Identify tools and strategies to influence the use of technology, data, and information for improving safety, quality, efficiency and patient-centered care.
- Understand legal, regulatory, and management perspectives in healthcare decision-making.
- Develop an understanding of the values/beliefs of patients, families, and global healthcare.
What is the BSHA capstone?
The capstone project focuses on pulling together one or more skills learned in the program into a single, focused, quality improvement project based on real-world application in healthcare. The capstone is usually completed as the final course of the BSHA journey and serves as a metric of how students apply program concepts to a real-world, quality improvement project. Students will work closely with real-world supervisors and capstone instructors to complete their capstone project.
What to expect during the Capstone
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration capstone project is completed over an 8-week period in coordination with a real-world supervisor and capstone instructor. The capstone is self-paced, with students able to complete required objectives and metrics at their own speed while utilizing weekly meetings to aid in the project’s completion.
What are some recent capstone projects:
Here are some examples of previous capstone projects completed by BSHA students:
- Researching, implementing, reviewing, and discussing language translation devices, multilingual health navigation pages, and other communication modalities to help improve access and understanding of virtual healthcare for non-English speaking patients.
- Creating an off-the-shelf new employee handbook and orientation guide.
- Studying effects of Community Navigators on the readmission rate of homeless patients.
- Researching the effects of positive patient experiences on the time providers spend with them.
Recent Graduate Information
Students enrolled in the BSHA program can explore the following career opportunities:
- Supervisory Roles In Human Resources
- Hospital / Clinic Department Manager
- Office Finance & Accounting Manager
- Health Information Technology Manager
- Case Manager
Additional Links & Resources
Want to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration? Follow the links below:
- Tuition & Fees at the University of Providence
- Undergraduate Healthcare Administration Frequently Asked Questions
- 2020 – 2021 University of Providence Course Catalogue
- How To Apply As An Undergraduate Student
- Undergraduate Healthcare Administration Course Rotations
- Required Core Courses for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Program Planner
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Estimated Cost Breakdown sheet
Providence Health Service Partnership
Our unique partnership with Providence Health Services allows eligible Providence Caregivers and their dependents to receive a quality education from an accredited university.
Why Choose The University of Providence
At the University of Providence, we have created a program designed to prepare students for a supervisory position in healthcare administration. Our dynamic curriculum offers valuable, in-demand courses tailored to meet the current needs of healthcare administrators while giving students the tools to become lifelong learners in healthcare. Our graduates will not only meet the needs of the current workforce but will be prepared to grow professionally within their desired discipline.
Caregivers can find out more about these benefits by visiting the Heal The World page.
Tuition Discounts & Employer Benefits
Caregivers who enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program can receive discounted tuition rates as part of our ongoing partnership with Providence Health Services. These incentives allow eligible caregivers and their dependents more ways to save on higher education.
- Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per calendar year. This reimbursement is available to eligible caregivers at the start of each year and can be applied toward the MHA program.
- Direct pay through Guild Education helps eligible caregivers cover most up-front program costs. (Caregivers will be able to utilize this benefit starting in the Spring 2024 enrollment period.)
Caregivers can find out more about these benefits by visiting the Heal The World page.
Start Your Career In Healthcare With A Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration To UP
Start your journey to becoming a healthcare administrator with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration undergraduate program. Our dynamic program curriculum and qualified faculty will provide you with the support and quality education you need to succeed. Enroll in our program today.
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