BS in Healthcare Administration

Apply ButtonDesigned for those interested in today’s foundational disciplines as well as the future of healthcare leadership, Trine University's online Bachelor of science in healthcare administration will assist those new to healthcare in addition to working professionals seeking academic or work advancement in this essential field. If you are looking for a convenient format that works with your busy lifestyle along with an educational experience providing the leadership skills needed in the healthcare industry, this program will meet or exceed your expectations.

Beyond healthcare administration core courses, there will be the opportunity to explore educational tracks in information technology, communication, leadership and other healthcare specialty areas.

The Experience

The healthcare administration program will provide exceptional application-based knowledge as well as an understanding of the history, current state and future of healthcare delivery. It offers a unique, thorough exploration of curve one medicine, that is the delivery system of today. In curve two medicine, students will focus on the education and application of concepts in leadership as it applies to healthcare. Knowledge gained in this program will prepare students to meet the demand of medical delivery of the future.

The Results

The Bachelor of science in healthcare administration program integrates essential curriculum in healthcare administration to produce leaders in many areas of medical delivery. This may include preparation for supervisory, manager, director or executive-level positions, or consideration of owning/operating your own business. Employment opportunities include hospital/acute care, long-term care, physician office practice, home health and hospice, pharmaceutical industry, medical insurance, government healthcare agencies, veteran’s administration and military.

Individuals who complete this degree program will be job-ready for many levels of healthcare leadership and well-prepared to advance into a graduate degree program, including Trine University's Lou Holtz Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Master of business administration program.


Additional Information

Bachelor of science in healthcare administration degree requires 120 credit hours:

General Education - 42 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 Effective Speaking
ECO 343 Government Regulations and Economic Impact to Healthcare
COM 233 Intercultural Communications
PHL 353 Ethical Issues in Management and Medical Care Delivery
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 253 Statistics
BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BA 213 Advanced Spreadsheets for Business
COM 213 Business Communications
General Education Elective - 3 credit hours

Program Core – 30 credit hours

CSIT 123 Infrastructure Basics
HC 303 US and World Healthcare Systems
HC 313 Effective Management of Professional Relationships in Medicine
HC 323 Technology and the Future of Medicine
HC 363 Healthcare Information Strategies
HC 413 Healthcare Finance and Revenue Cycle Management
HC 453 Patient Expectations and Clinical Quality
HC 483 Healthcare Administration Capstone
HR 413 Human Resources Management in an Environment of Difficult/Scarce Resources
MK 403 Business Strategy and Market Analysis

Additional requirements – 33 credit hours

UE 111 Online Learning Orientation
BA 201 Professional Development & Strategies
CSIT 103 Introduction to Information Systems or Computer
or Computer Literacy
Electives – 28 credit hours

Choose one of the following professional tracks – 15 credit hours

Information Systems

CSIT 163 Using Programming to Solve Problems
CSIT 253 Artificial Intelligence and Information
CSIT 223 Network Management
INF 263 Data Management
INF 343 Information Security

Organizational Leadership

LDR 103 Introduction to Organizational Leadership
LDR 203 Leadership Strengths and Skills
LDR 333 Leadership Development and Change
LDR 343 Conflict Resolution
LDR 403 Creativity, Innovation, & Influence

Healthcare Specialty

Healthcare Specialty – 15 credit hours


COM 153 Principles Public Relations
COM 243 Digital Media Creation
COM 253 Event Planning and Promotion
COM 353 Public Relations Writing and Production
COM 413 Corporate and Organizational Communication

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

TrineOnline is an entirely online format which allows you to complete your degree in the comfort of your home and, for international students, home country. With new classes starting every eight weeks, you can complete your degree in as little as a year, or at a slower pace if you want.
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