Bachelor of Science:
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration is to provide interested students a quality undergraduate program in health services administration through an innovative curriculum. The program strives to offer an outstanding experience for adult learners to engage in active learning to enhance their knowledge of the business of healthcare in today’s society. Graduates of the program will be prepared to fulfill management and leadership roles and responsibilities in a variety of healthcare fields in the for-profit, non-profit and public healthcare setting as well as agencies that provide non-clinical services to the public.
The program is developed around a core curriculum of required courses within healthcare, along with a series of liberal arts courses to assure the broadest based educational experience for the student. Students have the opportunity to select from an approved list of elective courses to complete their degree.
The course work is provided in two formats. The first method is identified as a grouping of three courses each fifteen week term with required extensive outside study as preparation to comprehensive in-class development of the material. The student must commit to the entire program for a minimum of 15 week terms, and must complete and pass all three courses each term or repeat the entire term. The second format is a totally online program of study.
In order for students to begin the health administration component of the program, they must have completed an associate degree or completed 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, each student is expected to present a course in English Composition II or its equivalent, six to eight academic credit hours of math/statistics and recent knowledge of computer applications as evidenced by the student’s transcripts.
Associate in Science:
The primary objective of the Associate in Science in Health Services Administration program is to prepare students for entry business or supervisory positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are provided a fundamental knowledge of the health sciences as well as the skills to function in entry level supervisory positions. All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University Baccalaureate Degree in Health Services Administration. The Health Sciences Core and Liberal Arts Component are offered in both the traditional and online delivery format. The Health Services Administration Core is offered only online.