Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHA) is an undergraduate professional degree designed to prepare students for entry-level supervisory roles in health care organizations. Ideal candidates for the BSHA program are those students looking for career entry in health care administration and those looking to advance from clinical/technical roles to supervisory roles. The BSHA program emphasizes both the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary health care organizations. Graduates prepare themselves for administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public health agencies, and other types of health organizations. The BSHA program also prepares students who wish to eventually seek their master's degree in order to obtain senior health care executive positions. The BSHA program features investigative and experimental opportunities in project management, teamwork, and leadership. Students of this program will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the following: The organization and structure of components of the health care sector to permit development and implementation of successful management strategies within the industry. The managerial skills needed to work in teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making. The industry-specific business knowledge and skills related to finance management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, information management, and quality improvement. The impact that various dynamics (e.g., regulatory, legal, ethical, public policy, and political) can have on health service organizations and the management or administration of any specific sector of the health care industry. The manner in which public, private, and social forces can shape the health care system and affect health care providers. The financial options and strategies within and between component sectors of the health care industry.

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
6 - 8


Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of  Science in Health Care Administration program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
HSM-226
Ethics and Legalities of Health Services Management
3 HLT 305
Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare
4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Health Care Admin Major 3

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of  Science in Health Care Administration program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
BIO 365
Biomedical Statistics
4
HCA 240
Health Care Accounting and Billing
4
HCA 255
Health Policy and Economic Analysis
4
HCA 360
Health Information Technology and Management
4
HCA 450
Quality in Health Care
4
HCA 455
Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care
4
HCA 460
Operations Management in Health Care
4
HCA 465
Health Care Administration and Management
4
HCA 470
Strategic Planning and Implementation in Health Care
4
HLT 205
Health Care Systems and Transcultural Health Care
4
HLT 302 Spirituality and Christian Values in Healthcare and Wellness 4
HLT 364 Research and Communication Techniques in Health Care and Science 4
HLT 494  Professional Capstone Project 4
 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Web Design Major
52
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Science in
Health Care Administration
120