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.


Health Care Administration Program (BS)

Requirements.  At least 124 credits, as follows.

  1. General Education  and prerequisite requirements.
    The mathematics requirement and ENG 112  or EHS 120  should be completed prior to other courses. A course in medical terminology is strongly recommended.
     1. First Year Experience. UNV 100 . (Students entering the university with fewer than 25 transfer credit hours must fulfill the FYE requirement within their first academic year).
     2. English/Writing. ENG 112  or EHS 120 .
     3. Humanities. PHL 162  or PHL 168 , HCR 304 .
     4. Social Sciences. ECN 202 ,  .
     5. Global Studies.  (3 credits selected by student). PHS 331  recommended. 
     6. Fine Arts. (3 credits selected by student).
     7. Health and Well Being. HCR 362  .
     8. Mathematics/Finance and Quantitative Literacy. (3 credits satisfied by major requirements). 
     9. Natural Sciences. (4 credits N/NL selected by student).
    10.Technology. CIS 128 .
    11. Capstone. (3 credits satisfied by major requirements).
  2. Health Administration foundation (25 credits)HCR 201 , HCR 300 , HCR 304 , HCR 305 , HCR 370 HCR 376 , HCR 400 HCR 411 , HCR 487 ; MTH 090   with a grade of C (2.0) or better or MTH 111  placement into MTH 111  or higher.
  3. Public Health foundation (13 credits). HCR 368 , HCR 385 , PHS 315 , PHS 347 
  4. Functional areas of Health Administration (18 credits). HCR 301 HCR 364 , HCR 377 , HCR 410 , HCR 477 , HCR 478 .
  5. Managing diversity (3 credits). HCR 362 .
  6. Electives in Health Care (6 credits). From: ACC 201 ACC 202 , AGE 306 , AGE 350 , AGE 352 , AGE 378 , BUS 381 , HCR 363 HCR 379 HCR 380 HCR 386 , HCR 404 HCR 461 MGT 341 , MGT 346 , NSC 209 , PHS 210 , PHS 331 , PHS 420 , PHS 421 , PHS 467 , POL 375 , SCM 371 .
  7. Capstone/Internship (3-6 credits). HCR 390  or HCR 490  with a minimum grade of B- (2.7).
  8. Approval of required program portfolio.
  9. Completion of Program Key Concepts test for assessment purposes.   

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits

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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)


A. All requirements of the General Program in Health Care Administration , with HON 156  taken in place of ENG 112 .
B. All requirements of the University Honors Program .

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above 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.

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.