The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a degree completion program (DCP) designed for working adults who have earned 60 or more college credits. Classes are taught by Shippensburg University faculty and are conveniently offered in the evenings at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and HACC-Gettysburg. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level managerial positions, with strong backgrounds in health care economics and finance, law, human resources, and strategic management.
The program's core courses give students the opportunity to explore how a liberal arts education can enhance their career opportunities. These courses will help students understand the structure of organizations, the behavior of individuals within organizations, and how to resolve conflict in order for organizations to function efficiently. The professional courses explore the legal, financial, resource, and strategic issues of health care management and administration. The electives enhance the educational experience, and the internship or research project at the end of the program promotes the integration of theory practice.
Regularly admitted students with an interest in this major must meet the degree completion admission requirements. Please be advised that the degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is only offered in Harrisburg and Gettysburg.
- Completion of the 45-credit Healthcare Administration program with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative QPA;
- Fulfillment of 48 credits of general education requirements;
- Attainment of a minimum of 120 college/university credits.
CoursesHealth Care Administration