College of Health Sciences
Healthcare Administration Bachelor's Degree Program
As the healthcare industry changes and evolves, there is a need to find passionate, seasoned and skilled professionals with an in-depth knowledge of healthcare's particular needs and challenges to lead the way forward. That's why we've created a bachelor's degree program in Healthcare Administration, with specializations in Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare Management, taught by professors who are practitioners in their field and can provide you with the insight you need to become successful in the field of your choice.
By earning a Healthcare Administration bachelor's degree, you can graduate with a knowledge of healthcare policy and the technological landscape, as well as business skills that can be applied in the complex health services sector. This combination of skills, along with a familiarity with the terminology and structure of our current healthcare system, provides a strong foundation for a healthcare administration career.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Graduation Requirements: 8 full-time semesters, 126 credit hours
Flexible Study: Take your classes at a DeVry campus location, through a mix of online and on campus classes, or via our online degree programs. Each term you can choose the mix of classes that helps you balance personal priorities and keeps you moving toward your goals. Please note that program and course availability varies by location.
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Our bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration may include these career-focused courses:
- Introduction to Health Services Management – Examine key trends and influences on healthcare services and professions to gain an overarching view of how the unique characteristics of the U.S. healthcare system interrelate.
- Health Rights and Responsibilities – Explore the legal and ethical issues of healthcare services, including legal relationships, professional liability and payer/patient issues.
- Health Services Information Systems – Learn about the application of technology to developing and maintaining health services information systems, including hardware and software options for managing patient records, insurance and billing data.
- Health Services Finance – Gain an understanding of the complexities of healthcare financing in the U.S. through examining multiple payment sources, reimbursement systems, the challenges of financial planning in healthcare and cost trends in the healthcare sector.
- Healthcare Policy – Learn about the political, social and economic influences on public healthcare policy in the U.S.
- Managed Care and Health Insurance – Survey the development of health insurance products and managed care approaches to the financing and delivery of healthcare services.
Also consider the following degree programs and specializations if you're interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.
In our College of Business & Management
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management or Technical Management with a specialization in Health Services Management
- Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a specialization in Health Information Management
In our College of Engineering & Information Sciences
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Health Information Systems
In our Keller Graduate School of Management
- MBA with a concentration in Health Services
- Master's in Information Systems Management with a concentration in Health Information Systems Management
- Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management
- Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
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