2021-2022 Catalog

Healthcare Administration, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (B.S.H.A.) degree program is design to prepare students seeking employment in the rapidly expanding health administration fields. Graduates may seek leadership positions in large healthcare organizations such as hospitals or HMOs. Graduates will also acquire the administrative skills to run smaller healthcare organizations and private medical practices. In addition, this degree will help graduates work in governmental or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that focus on public health.


Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration will prepare students to:

Describe the determinants and measurements of health and disease in the population and the responsibilities of healthcare organizations to individual consumers and the community.

Explain strategic and marketing priorities of healthcare organizations in relationship to the needs and values of a community.

Analyze quantitative and qualitative healthcare data and information for effective decision-making.

Demonstrate principles of collaborative leadership and team building strategies.

Differentiate the roles and perspectives of clinical practitioners, nonclinical staff, supervisors, and managers within healthcare organizations.

Explain the legal and ethical principles and responsibilities of healthcare organizations to individual patient and community healthcare needs.

Evaluate the impact of factors that affect the policies, management and operation of healthcare organizations.

Describe the management, leadership and healthcare theories and components of the health care delivery system in the United States.

Solve problems and improve performance in healthcare organizations using principles of accounting, law, financial analysis, human resources management, operations analysis, management information systems analysis, strategic planning, and marketing.

Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Lower – Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Students must meet General Education requirements.  This is typically completed within the 90 required lower division credits. See the General Education Requirements section of this catalog for more detailed information.

For this program, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning is met through the course Math 138 College Algebra or higher.

General Education Requirements

Total Credits

College Composition II (CCII)

5 Credits

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (CM/QSR)

5 Credits

Humanities (HU)

15 Credits

Social Sciences (SS)

15 Credits

Natural Sciences (NS)

15 Credits

Upper Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Undergraduate Core (10 Credits)

BC 301Critical Thinking (HU)


BC 306Ethics and Leadership (SS)


Healthcare Administration Core (50 Credits)

HL 300Foundations of Healthcare Leadership


HL 310Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration


HL 320Issues and Trends in Healthcare Administration


HL 330Health Informatics


HL 340Healthcare Administration Human Resource Management


HL 400Healthcare Administration Quality Assurance Management (NS)


HL 410Healthcare Administration Budgeting and Finance


HL 420Healthcare Planning and Evaluation


HL 430Healthcare Marketing


HL 440Healthcare Politics and Policy


Capstone (5 Credits)

HL 495Healthcare Practicum/Capstone


Upper-Division Electives (25 Credits)

Choose 25 credits of upper-division undergraduate level elective coursework from other fields or disciplines including business, psychology, communications, information systems, and general education. Contact an advisor for the current list of available courses.