Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
CBU's Healthcare Administration major is for students who have a desire to work and serve in the healthcare industry in the areas of management and administration. Students who complete this program will also earn a Business Administration Minor from the School of Business. The program prepares students for entry level jobs in healthcare administration and graduate school.
Students will benefit from the business component of the program whether they wish to enter healthcare employment or pursue graduate education. The Business Administration minor will enhance students’ employability, or attractiveness to graduate school admissions officers.
Program Design and Career Opportunities
The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. The two leading healthcare trends in the United States are the increase in the aging population and the epidemic of obesity. These two trends will influence health care for the next generation and the Healthcare Administration program is strategically positioned to train future healthcare providers for such trends. Your CBU professors have extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Healthcare Administration and are able to bridge applied and academic practice to the classroom environment.
Career opportunities in the field of Allied Health are predicted to be excellent in the years to come, as health-related professions are some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Healthcare administrators are in high demand and will work in an environment where they will be able to influence healthcare trends.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Healthcare Administration program, graduates will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the United States Health Care system.
- Demonstrate competence in health information literacy.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between disease prevention and health promotion.
- Display effective professional communication skills.
- Demonstrate appropriate comprehension of health care information system concepts, challenges and regulatory issues.
- Develop skills to collaborate and consult as a strategic member of the healthcare team.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the scientific literature, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
- Possess the ability to act as aresource person in community health programs and activities.
- Possess the ability to analyze and interpret financial information specific to the healthcare setting.
Please reference the 2014-2015 Degree Guide for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
For course descriptions and course requirements from previous academic years, please reference the University Catalog, and select the catalog for the enrolled academic year.