Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

The B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration is designed to prepare a diverse-student body for management roles in public, not-for-profit, and private health care settings, to enhance the quality and innovation in the delivery of health care services for all individuals.  

Graduates from this program gain relevant work-related experiences and are: 1) trained in health care management competencies including marketing, finance, human resources, and other related functions, with a working knowledge of operations, information systems, statistical analysis, and quality improvement, and  2) prepared to enter the profession or a graduate program.  This program aligns with certification standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Note: For graduation, students must complete all upper-division courses required for the major with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. 

Completion of the requirements for the degree will also meet the following GE categories:  B1 and laboratory activity. 

Program Requirements (68 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120 units

Requirements for the B.S. in Health Services Administration

(Program code: HSAD)

Lower-division (16)
ACCT 2110Introductory Accounting I3
ECON 2201Principles of Microeconomics3
HSCI 1200Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach3
HSCI 1200LHealth and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach Lab1
HSCI 2202Software Applications in the Health Sciences3
HSCI 2203Introduction to Statistics in Health Sciences3
Upper-division (43)
HSCI 3040Introduction to Health Services Administration 3
HSCI 3060Medical Care Organizations3
HSCI 3080Operations Management3
HSCI 3205Biostatistics for Health Science3
HSCI 4036Human Resource Management in Health Care3
HSCI 4037Information Systems & Financial Management in Health Care3
HSCI 4055Health Policy, Law, and Ethics3
HSCI 4060Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Health Care System3
HSCI 4068Research Methodology in Health Science3
HSCI 4080Leadership in Health Services Administration3
HSCI 4093Field Experience Preparation1
HSCI 4095Field Experience in Health Services Administration3
HSCI 4202Epidemiology3
HSCI 4210Cultural Competency3
MGMT 3020Organizational Behavior3
Electives (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
Public Economics
Principles of Environmental Health
Human Disease Mechanisms and Pathophysiology
Global Health
Social Determinants of Health
Housing, Institutions, and Land Use
Health and Wellness of Older Adults
Special Topics in Health Services Administration
Health Administration
Hospital Administration
Managed Care Systems
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Total Units68