Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
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.
UM-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences
Prerequisite. MTH 090 or placement into MTH 111 on Math Department placement exam (should be taken prior to beginning the program).
Requirements. At least 124 credits, as follows:
- General Education requirements , to include SOC 215 .
- Health Administration foundation (24 credits). HCR 300 , HCR 304 , HCR 305 , HCR 370 , HCR 376 , HCR 400 , HCR 411 , HCR 487 .
- Public Health foundation (9 credits). PHS 315 , HCR 368 , HCR 385 .
- Functional areas of Health Administration (15 credits). HCR 301 , HCR 377 , HCR 410 , HCR 477 , HCR 478 .
- Managing diversity (3 credits). HCR 362 .
- Electives in Health Care (6 credits). From: AGE 350 , AGE 352 , AGE 378 , HCR 363 , HCR 404 , HCR 461 , PHS 210 , PHS 331 , PHS 420 , PHS 421 .
- Capstone/Internship (3-6 credits). HCR 390 . (PHS 390 for those exempt from HCR 390 ).
- Completion of departmental Key Concepts test for assessment purposes.
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.
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.