Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHCA) is an undergraduate professional degree designed to prepare students for entry-level supervisory and mid-level management roles in health care organizations. Ideal candidates for the BSHCA 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 BSHCA program also prepares students who wish to eventually seek their master's degree in order to obtain senior health care management and executive positions.

This health care administration degree emphasizes both the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary health care organizations. Graduates may be prepared for administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public health agencies, government health departments and other types of health organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree features investigative and experiential opportunities in project management, teamwork and leadership. Students will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the organization and structure of the health care sector. The implementation of successful management strategies within the industry along with the managerial skills needed to work in teams, lead teams, build cross-functional teams and facilitate collaborative decision making are also topics of focus.

Students will learn about industry-specific business knowledge and skills related to finance management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, information management and quality improvement. Other topics include the impact that various dynamics have on health service organizations; the manner in which public, private and social forces can shape the health care system; and financial options, including third party payers and strategies within and between sectors of the health care industry.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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