Healthcare Administration Major (HCA)

The BUA department strives to prepare students to take their place in society and to thrive in whatever roles they choose. The successful student who completes the Healthcare Administration major will be skilled in combining compassion and caring for people with principled business leadership.

The successful student who completes the program will:

  • Be able to analyze problems;
  • Be able to communicate ideas effectively in writing;
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the functional areas of business:  accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare industry.

All majors require a senior comprehensive experience.  Healthcare Administration majors complete their comprehensive experience as part of BUA 457.  Students complete a written exam during this course which is assessed along with the Comprehensive Business Exam standardized test to create BUA comprehensive comp score.  The Department Chair will report the results of the comprehensive experience to the student and the Office of the Registrar.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Program Contact: Associate Professor Sarah Libby Whitis
Core Courses42 hours
Allied Courses9 hours
Total51
Total credits:
51