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BS in Health Care Administration

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge and applicable skills for a career in health care administration. Learn more about the education requirements and post-graduate options.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree program may already have excellent organizational skills, as well as refined verbal and written communication skills. Prospective students of Purdue University Global must have already earned a high school diploma or the equivalent, and some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed to prepare students to work in entry-level administrative positions in the health care industry. Students have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge of the health care administration system through coursework that covers how ethics and the legal system function within the system, how to master research methods and techniques, and how to analyze the effects of public policies that influence the health care delivery. Students could also gain the management and leadership skills necessary for making critical decisions within an administrative role. The program is conducted by faculty members with real-world experience in the industry that apply their knowledge to the core health areas in a classroom setting.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 total credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program

Students working towards completion of the program are required to complete classes in a variety of subject matters, including the major requirements, the core requirements, and a set number of open elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Courses (60 credits)

  • Leadership and Ethics in Health Care
  • Health Care Policy and Economics
  • Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement
  • Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
  • Organization and Management for Health Care
  • Finance for Health Care
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration
  • 2 Major Elective Courses

General Education Courses (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Choose one of the following Mathematics courses:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following Arts and Humanities courses:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following Science courses:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Choose one of the following Social Science courses:
    • The 1960's - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Elective Courses (87 credits)

  • Open Electives

Post Graduate Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon the successful completion of the BS in Health Care Administration, students have the option to continue their education in a graduate program. For instance, they could choose to earn a master's degree that focuses on a specialization within health care administration. Pursuing a master's degree could afford students advanced career opportunities or additional workplace responsibilities.

Master's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration,
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Public Health
  • Master of Science in Health Education

Career Paths:

The successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is intended to equip students with the critical thinking skills, knowledge of research methods, and professionalism needed to pursue an entry-level position in the field of health care administration. This program is designed to prepare students to work in health settings such as insurance companies, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and public health agencies, among others.

Entry-level graduates could pursue a job as:

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Payroll Coordinator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Practice Manager

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