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B.S. in Health Administration

Program Overview

The new B.S. in Health Administration curriculum is in response to transformations in the health care industry, and offers three concentrations: Health Informatics, Health Project Management, or Health Communication. The emphasis on experiential learning provides students with skills for employment in a variety of health services settings including but not limited to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, community health organizations, multispecialty services, insurance companies, biomedical research organizations, and emergency preparedness organizations in both the private and public domains, local, state and federal government. Health Administration majors will also be well-prepared for a variety of graduate programs, in particular the Master of Science in Health Administration. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that careers in health care will grow at twice the pace for overall U.S. job growth (more than 20 percent from 2008 through 2018,) a bachelor's degree in Health Administration is a wise choice.

Unique Elements of This Program

  • Students learn to utilize management, organizational, communication, and data analysis skills in the health care industry
  • Students learn to interpret health care and disease-related research and apply this skill in population health management
  • Students will choose one of three concentrations: Health Informatics, Health Project Management, or Health Communication
  • Students benefit from required field experience through internship/capstone or other experiential learning
  • Students complete a faculty guided, culminating research project that begins during the internship and ends in the Senior Seminar course.

Outcomes

  • Identify basic relationships and multiple elements of a problem, breaking down each element into detail; use analytical techniques to identify potential solutions, weighing the value of each.
  • Assess reimbursement and payment system alternatives; explain the connection between providers and payers; analyze disease, population and utilization data.
  • Consider the business, demographic, ethno-cultural political and regulatory implications of decisions; develop strategies to improve the long-term success and viability of the organization.
  • Work cooperatively with others; value others input and expertise; seek input of others to increase the quality of solutions and decisions.
  • Speak and write in a clear, logical, grammatical manner in informal and formal situations; makes presentations in a clear and understandable voice free of extraneous phrases.
  • Recognize the potential of Information Systems in process and patient service improvement; is familiar with current technology for patient tracking (record management, billing and reporting).
  • Plan, execute and oversee a project; establish phases and steps within a realistic timeframe; tracks performance against plan and budget; ensures delivery within a prescribed time frame.
  • Act openly and honestly; demonstrate ethical behavior, professional practice, social accountability and community stewardship.
  • Develop curiosity and desire to know more about things, people and issues; cultivate a desire for knowledge and staying current with health, industry and professional trends.

Requirements

Core Courses (47 credits)

HA100Introduction to Health Care Industry

1

BUS245Accounting for Health Care Professionals

4

HA210Global Health & Cultural Perspectives

4

HA215Heath Care Organizations & Delivery Systems

4

HA220Introduction to Health Communication

2

HA225Introduction to Health Information Systems

2

HA230Foundations in Project Management for Health Service Organizations

2

HA310Population Health Planning & Assessment

4

HA315Health Policy, Law & Ethics

4

HA320Health Care Economics

4

BUS400Research Methods & Project Management

4

HA410Organizational Behavior in Health Systems

4

HA415Strategic Planning for Heath Care Organizations

4

HA490Internship & Capstone in Health Care Management

4

Additional Prerequisites (10 credits)

BUS100Introduction to Business: Domestic & Global Dimensions

2

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

BUS227Theories of Micro Economics

3

Concentrations

Majors are required to choose a concentration (Health Informatics, Health Project Management, or Health Communication) of 10 credits. The 10 credits include the introductory course required for all majors, plus two additional four-credit courses.

Informatics Concentration

HA325Health Care Informatics & Data Base Management

4

HA425Informatics Applications

4

Quality and Project Management Concentration

HA330Quality & Performance Management

4

HA430Project Procurement Management

4

Health Communication Concentration

HA340Interpersonal Health Communication

4

HA440Planning & Implementing Health Campaigns

4

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Semester-by-Semester Offerings Sequence for BS in Health Administration

First Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

BUS100Introduction to Business: Domestic & Global Dimensions

2

HA100Introduction to Health Care Industry

1

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

HA220Introduction to Health Communication

2

Gen Ed and Electives

5-7

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

HA210Global Health & Cultural Perspectives

4

HA225Introduction to Health Information Systems

2

HA230Foundations in Project Management for Health Service Organizations

2

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

BUS200Principles of Management & Management Skills

4

HA215Heath Care Organizations & Delivery Systems

4

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

BUS245Accounting for Health Care Professionals

4

HA310Population Health Planning & Assessment

4

BUS227Theories of Micro Economics

3

Gen Ed and Electives

3-5

Third Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

HA325Health Care Informatics & Data Base Management

4

HA330Quality & Performance Management

4

Health Policy, Law and Ethics

4

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

HA325, HA330: Concentration courses.

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

HA340Interpersonal Health Communication

4

HA320Health Care Economics

4

HA410Organizational Behavior in Health Systems

4

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

HA340: Concentration course.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

BUS400Research Methods & Project Management

4

HA415Strategic Planning for Heath Care Organizations

4

HA425Informatics Applications

4

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

HA425: Concentration course.

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

HA430Project Procurement Management

4

HA440Planning & Implementing Health Campaigns

4

HA490Internship & Capstone in Health Care Management

4

Gen Ed and Electives

6-8

HA430, HA440: Concentration course.

Suggested minors

  • Business Administration
  • Leadership
  • Informatics (Computer Science)
  • Communication
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Transfer Students

Students may transfer in up to 90 credits. Graduation requirement is 120 credits. Students may be over the "120" credit if they transfer in the complete allowance of 90 credits.

If the student has earned an A.A.S degree from an institution that has an articulation agreement with CSE, they will generally be required to take CSE 200 and Element III for their general education requirements. All transfer students will be assessed individually by the Admissions Office for correct placement in General Education Requirements.

Students transferring from a school without a current CSE Articulation agreement will be evaluated on an individual basis for transfer credit acceptance.

Students transferring into CSE with an Associate's Degree (A.S.) will be required to take Element III of the College general education program.