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BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

The online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management at The George Washington University is designed to prepare future leaders in areas of healthcare delivery, quality, and technology. Find out more about this online BSHS program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

School Offering Program:

The George Washington University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Before being considered for enrollment, prospective students of the BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program must have completed specific coursework that includes English composition, physical or natural science with lab, social sciences, and humanities, in addition to 44 credits in other coursework to cover Advanced Standing requirements. A GPA of at least 2.5 is also required. It could be helpful to possess a general understanding of financial, HR, quality control, marketing, and policy development concepts and strong writing and research skills. All applicants to The George Washington University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

How do leaders manage staff, promote services, and oversee costs and reimbursement in the healthcare industry? What methods are used to analyze healthcare policies and quality? Which laws address medical labs, pharmacies, and compliance? These are among the topics that are likely to be covered in The George Washington University's online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program. Students can also review bioethical issues in areas of patient confidentiality, risk assessment, and resource allocation; disease control and prevention; electronic medical records systems; medical data analysis; and interventions for healthcare enhancement. A better understanding of concepts could be achieved through real-life case studies from various organizations in healthcare, and supervised field work in an actual clinical setting allows students to apply what they have learned throughout the program. Studies could help students develop the knowledge needed for certification from some healthcare management professional associations.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management:

Of the 120 credits required to earn this BSHS degree, 60 are completed in core and elective courses: 51 credits in core and nine credits in elective classes. Up to 60 credits can be transferred that apply toward general education and advanced standing requirements. Those with the minimum of 45 transferrable credits must take 15 credits in general education courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact The George Washington University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (51 credits)

  • Seminar in Health Science Leadership
  • Management of Human Resources in Health Science Organizations
  • Marketing for Healthcare Leaders
  • Finance for Healthcare Managers
  • Case Studies for Clinical Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • Practicum in Clinical Operations
  • Health Policy and the Healthcare System
  • Management of Health Science Services
  • Current Issues in Bioethics
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Writing in the Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistics for Health Science
  • Healthcare Law and Regulation
  • Case Studies in Healthcare
  • Introduction to Epidemiology for the Health Sciences
  • Research and Writing for Health Sciences
  • Introduction for Medical Informatics

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • Students choose three of the following courses:
    • Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
    • Pathophysiology
    • Healthcare in Literature
    • Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Concepts
    • Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Earning the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management could prepare graduates for mid-management positions in clinical settings, but those who wish to obtain higher administrative responsibilities could choose to continue their studies. A master's degree might be necessary to advance to senior management or directorial positions in the field. Master's degree studies could focus in more detail on leadership approaches, aspects of healthcare operations, and change management.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Healthcare Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Career Paths:

Upon completion of the BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program, graduates could have built the managerial skills and understanding of healthcare systems and structures to pursue supervisory roles in hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, rehabilitation centers, group medical offices, or long-term care facilities. They might coordinate or oversee areas of human resources, marketing, finance, policy development and implementation, or regulation compliance.

Some careers graduates might qualify for include:

  • Clinic manager
  • Medical office manager
  • Health services manager
  • Community health manager
  • Health promotion specialist