Health Care Administration Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Science (A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration is nationally certified by the Association of University
Programs in Health Administration.


Major Requirements

The Health Care Administration major consists of 60 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Major Courses

  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3300 Health Care Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3400 Health Care Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4500 Health Care Research Methods/Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Fundamentals of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4800 Health Care Administration Internship (3 s.h.)

Health Care Administration Electives

Select 3 courses (9 s.h.) from the following:

  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4100 Managed Care/Medical Group Practice Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4200 Long Term Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4400 Medical Coding (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4850 Special Topics in Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)

Required Business Core Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

(MAT 2200 Applied Statistics may be substituted for BUS 2160)

Ethics Course

Select 1 course (3 s.h.) from the following:

  • PHI 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3400 Medical Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3150 Business and Society (3 s.h.)

Additional Recommended Courses

  • LAW 2000 Introduction to Legal Studies
  • LAW 3820 Business Organizations
  • SOC 3880 Medical Sociology

*All students (traditional or non-traditional) who do not have a minimum of five years’ work experience (documented) in a health-related organization will be required to take HCA 4800 Health Care Internship course as a requirement for graduation with the Health Care Administration degree.


Minor Requirements

The Health Care Administration minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3300 Health Care Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)

Elective Courses

Select two additional HCA courses (6 s.h.):

  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4100 Managed Care/Medical Group Practice Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4200 Long Term Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4500 Health Care Research Methods/Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4400 Medical Coding (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Fundamentals of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4800 Health Care Administration Internship (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4850 Special Topics in Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

The Health Care Administration Undergraduate Certificate consists of 24 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4500 Health Care Research Methods/Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)

Elective Courses

Select three additional HCA courses (9 s.h.)

  • HCA 3300 Health Care Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3400 Health Care Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Fundamentals of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4800 Health Care Administration Internship (3 s.h.)

Students must complete 50% of the certificate courses in residence and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the certificate courses.


Requirements for the Health Care Administration Concentration in the Reeves School of Business

The degree choices are Bachelor Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, or Marketing, with a concentration in Health Care Administration. The Health Care Administration concentration consists of 24 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4500 Health Care Research Methods/Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)

Elective Courses

Select three additional HCA courses (9 s.h.):

  • HCA 3300 Health Care Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3400 Health Care Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Fundamentals of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4800 Health Care Administration Internship (3 s.h.)

*All students (traditional or non-traditional) who do not have a minimum of five years’ work experience (documented) in a health-related organization will be required to take HCA 4800 Health Care Internship course as a requirement for graduation with the Health Care Administration degree.


Associate of Science (A.S.) Concentration Requirements

The Health Care Administration A.S. concentration consists of 39 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • SCI 1410 Earth Science (3 s.h.)
  • SCI 1420 Biological Science (3 s.h.)
  • SCI 1430 Physical Science (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1050 (or higher) College Algebra (3 s.h.)

Health Care Administration Concentration Courses

Select 18 s.h. of HCA Electives from the following:

  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3300 Health Care Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3400 Health Care Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4500 Health Care Research Methods/Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Fundamentals of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4800 Health Care Administration Internship (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4850 Special Topics in Health Care Administration (3 s.h.)