About the Program

Graduates of the Health Care Administration program work in a variety of inpatient, ambulatory and other health care settings, including primary care facilities, medical group practices, public health organizations, health insurance companies, federal, state and local agencies, and alternative delivery organizations. Students also pursue graduate degrees in a broad range of fields, including public health, law, medicine, business administration, and health services research.

The Health Care Administration curriculum combines excellent preparation for a professional career with a firm grounding in the liberal arts. The internship experience provides students an opportunity to apply new skills, anticipate learning needs, and clarify personal career goals.

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Care Administration is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). AUPHA certification reflects the strength, productivity and commitment of our faculty and the achievements of our graduates.


Whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, you must submit an application to the Admissions office. You should specify Health Care Administration as your probable field of study on your application. The Admissions Office can assist you with gaining acceptance into the University, transferring classes, and familiarizing you with the campus.

Once you have been accepted by the University, you should contact the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences at (810) 762-3172 to schedule a meeting with an advisor. There is no additional application or admissions process to pursue a major in Health Care Administration.


Health Care Administration Honors Program (BS)

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements below as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Health Sciences and Administration Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.


A. Health Care Administration

All requirements of the General Program in Health Care Administration  with:

  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)

  • Taken in place of:

  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3).

B. Honors

All requirements of the University Honors Program  

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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The overall mission of the Health Administration Program is to prepare our students, who are primarily part-time working adults, to become culturally competent health care leaders in health administration who will contribute to the knowledge base of health care delivery and advocates for fairness and equity in health among diverse populations.