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B.S. in Healthcare Administration

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A Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares students for the dynamic and expanding healthcare industry in the United States. Consistent with its university mission, Caldwell provides an education for students pursuing meaningful work in a health and healing industry, in a field described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) as growing at 17% between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average for all other occupations.

Our graduates can expect to provide essential business expertise in diverse healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, life-care residential facilities, clinics, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical practices. Our required internship program prepares students for the workplace and provides essential exposure to a variety of roles with strong healthcare partners in the New York metropolitan region.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core 34 credits
Liberal Arts & Science Core as Major Requirements 15 credits
Major Requirements 60 credits
Free electives 11 credits
Total 120  credits

*9 credits of free electives if CS 115 waiver is allowed

Core Core Curriculum as Major Requirements Major Requirements

Caldwell University Liberal Arts & Science Core Curriculum

FS 189 Freshmen Seminar 1
CO 230 Communication Skills 3
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science (or waiver) 3*
EN 111 College Writing 3
EN XXX Literature course 3
AS/FR/IT/SP Foreign Language 3
HI 101 or 102 Western Civilization 3
MA 130 Foundations of Analysis 3
PH 102 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 102 Introduction to Christian Theology 3
Enriched Core 1 Catholic & Dominican Tradition 3
Enriched Core 2 Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding 3
Enriched Core 3 Ethical Inquiry & Applications 3
Total Credits 34/37*

Liberal Arts & Science Core Curriculum as Major Requirements

BI 110  or BI 203
The Human Body OR Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PS 150 General Psychology I 3
SO 334 Sociology of Medicine 3
AT 230 or
MU 231
Introduction to Art Therapy or
Introduction to Music Therapy
Total Credits 13

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration: Major Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
HS 101 Medical Terminology 3
BU 101 Survey of Economics 3
BU 110 or
EN 338
Business Communications or
Writing for the Professions
BU 213 Introduction to Health Care Administration 3
BU 214 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration 3
BU 217 Accounting for Healthcare Managers 3
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
BU 223 Healthcare Marketing 3
BU 260 Principles of Management 3
BU 305 or
MA 207 or
PS 208 or
BI 216
Introduction to Statistics
Applications of Statistics
Psychological Statistics
Statistics for Biology
BU 302 Budgeting, Finance & Health Care Payments 3
CS 310 Health Care Information Systems 3
BU 356 Healthcare Law & Regulation 3
BU 371 Operations Management in Healthcare 3
CS 405 Data Analysis in Health Care 3
NU 415 Leadership, Finance & Health Care Policy 4
BU 465 Managerial Epidemiology 3
BU 470 Human Resource Management 3
BU 485 Leadership & Organizational Change in Healthcare 3
BU 487  Internship & Experiential Learning 3
Total Credits 61

Associate Degree to Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration: Degree Completion Program

A degree audit will be conducted to evaluate the extent to which credit can be given for courses taken in the student’s Associate Degree program, with 60 credits expected in General Education and health-based core requirements. A Bachelor degree completion plan will be created with the student’s advisor based on a rolling sequence of healthcare administration courses. Your Associate Degree program may have an articulation agreement in place already. Please contacts us with any questions or see the transfer student resource homepage (https://www.caldwell.edu/admissions/transfer-students).