[Approved by SACSCOC on July 31, 2020 for implementation on January 1, 2021]
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare (BSHC) combines science, data analytics, information systems, management, law, and ethics to equip students to evaluate the human and fiscal resources needed to effectively analyze/assess healthcare systems in an ever-changing industry. Moreover, graduates of the program will be able to successfully address current health disparities, excessive costs, and quality issues effecting healthcare delivery faced by many healthcare systems. One concentration is offered to prepare graduates for an entry-level administrative position in this highly technological and culturally-diverse healthcare environment. The administration concentration aims to train students to identify and implement best administrative practices in public and/or private healthcare settings.
The BSHC with a concentration in administration is an interdisciplinary, 121-credit hour Bachelor of Science degree. The administration concentration is comprised of six, three-credit hour courses taught in the School of Business, totaling 18 credit hours. The interdisciplinary nature and flexibility of this program will allow full-time students to complete the program in a timely manner. Students graduating with a degree in Healthcare with a concentration in administration often find employment in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and group medical practices. Healthcare majors are encouraged to consider further study at the graduate level.
The program goals are to ensure that students:
- Recognize the value of diversity and demonstrate an understanding of how diversity impacts healthcare systems, as well as health disparities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the processes, structures, and policies that make up the current healthcare system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how emergent medical technologies, health statistics, financial, legal, regulatory, and ethics play a key role in healthcare.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Upon completion of the Healthcare Program with a concentration in administration, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how differing characteristics of diversity can influence and impact health disparities and healthcare systems.
- Identify and describe the various healthcare industry structures, systems and service delivery models.
- Identify the roles and functions of emergent medical technologies, health statistics, financial, legal, regulatory, and ethics in today’s growing healthcare industry.
- Apply administrative practices to evaluate evidenced-based healthcare outcomes across populations.
This degree program requires at least 121 semester hours for completion.