Bachelor of Science, Major in Health Care Administration

Bachelor of Science, Major in Health - Health Care Administration
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2,54
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 54
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
FACS 2362Nutrition 63
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 1370 Intro Biomedical Statistics
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
Major: Foundation
HLTH 1360Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers3
HLTH 2372Health & Medical Terminology3
HLTH 2383Multicultural Health Issues3
HLTH 2391Human Diseases3
HLTH 3350Principles of Public Health3
HLTH 3355US Health Care Systems3
HLTH 3360Epidemiology3
HLTH 3361Health Planning & Evaluation3
HLTH 4365Health Care Policy3
HLTH 4366Health Informatics3
HLTH 4367Economics for Health Managers 73
or ECON 4350 Health Economics and Finances
HLTH 4375Health Laws and Ethics3
HLTH 4393Prof Prep Health Careers 83
HLTH 4394Internship Program 83
Major Concentration: HCA Administration
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Acc3
BUAD 2301Business Legal Environment3
BUAD 3335Business Communication3
ECON 2302Principles Of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3330Human Resource Management3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select 5 hours of the following:5
Principles of Managerial Acc
Business Analysis
Intro Applied Microbiology
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Business Finance
Safety Education
Family Life & Sex Education
Health Comm & Literacy
Practicum (may be repeated)
Patient Navigation
Global Health
Community Health
Environmental Health
Special Topics in Health
First Aid & CPR - Am Red Cross
Development Psychology
Minor: Not Required 9,10
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

4

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

6

FACS 1367 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

7

ECON 4350 is only offered during the fall and spring term.

8

HLTH 4393 & HLTH 4394  student must earn a “C” grade or better.

9

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

10

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Health.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Degree must have 120 hours with at least 42 advanced hours (3000 and 4000) taken at a four year institution.

Consult current University catalog for questions concerning transfer courses and residency requirements.

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394.

ACCT 2301 requires 18 hours of course work completed.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

BIOL 2404 requires a "C"  of higher in BIOL 2403.

BIOL 2420 requires a minimum grade of C in BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402, and C or better in CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1406.

HLTH 4365, HLTH 4366, and HLTH 4390 require Junior standing.

HLTH 3350, HLTH 3361, and HLTH 4387 require 55 hours completed.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of MATH 1342, MATH 1370, MATH 3379 or STAT 3379.

MGMT 3310 requires 50 hours of course work completed.

MGMT 3330 requires a prerequisite of MGMT 3310.

BUAD 3335 requires a prerequisite of ENGL 1302 which satisfies 3 hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

HLTH 4366 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 3350 and HLTH 3355.

HLTH 4393 requires the completion of 12 hours of completed HLTH course work. 

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393.

HLTH 3392 requires the prerequisites of HLTH 1360.

ACCT 2302 requires a prerequisite of ACCT 2301.

FINC 3320 requires the prerequisites of ACCT 2302 and MATH 1324 or equivalent.  MATH 1324 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 140614Component Area IV3
ENGL 130123BIOL 24031, 64
KINE 211531ENGL 130223
MATH 131443HIST 130173
PSYC 130153MATH 1342, 1370, or 33793
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 240464Component Area V3
FACS 236283Component Area IX3
HIST 130273HLTH 23833
HLTH 13603HLTH 23913
POLS 230593POLS 230693
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 23023ACCT 23013
HLTH 23723BUAD 23013
HLTH 33503HLTH 33613
HLTH 33553MGMT 33103
HLTH 33603Prescribed Electives103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BUAD 33353HLTH 4367 or ECON 4350123
HLTH 43653HLTH 43753
HLTH 43663HLTH 4394113
HLTH 4393113MKTG 33103
MGMT 33303Prescribed Electives102
 15 14
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III. (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies one semester credit hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral l Sciences).

6

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

8

FACS 1367 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see SAM Center advisor for more details.

9

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

10

See, Prescribed Electives course listing below.

11

HLTH 4393 & HLTH 4394 student must earn a “C” grade or better.

12

ECON 4350 is only offered during the fall and spring term. 

Prescribed Elective Courses 10
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Acc3
BANA 2372Business Analysis3
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
ECON 2301Principles Of Macroeconomics3
FINC 3320Business Finance3
HLTH 3385Safety Education3
HLTH 3390Family Life & Sex Education3
HLTH 3392Health Comm & Literacy3
HLTH 4117Practicum1
HLTH 4371Patient Navigation3
HLTH 4380Global Health3
HLTH 4387Community Health3
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
HLTH 4395Special Topics in Health3
KINE 2330First Aid & CPR - Am Red Cross3
PSYC 3374Development Psychology3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Health.

Degree must have 120 hours with at least 42 advanced hours (3000 and 4000) taken at a four year institution.

Consult current University catalog for questions concerning transfer courses and residency requirements.

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394.

ACCT 2301 requires 18 hours of course work completed.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

BIOL 2404 requires a "C"  or higher in ​BIOL 2403.

BIOL 2420 requires a minimum grade of C in BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402, and C or better in CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1406.

HLTH 4365, HLTH 4366, and HLTH 4390 require Junior standing.

HLTH 3350, HLTH 3361, and HLTH 4387 require 55 hours completed.

HLTH 3360 requires a prerequisite of MATH 1342, MATH 1370, MATH 3379 or STAT 3379.

MGMT 3310 requires 50 hours of course work completed.

MGMT 3330 requires a prerequisite of MGMT 3310.

BUAD 3335 requires a prerequisite of ENGL 1302 which satisfies 3 hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

HLTH 4366 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 3350 and HLTH 3355.

HLTH 4393 requires the completion of 12 hours of HLTH completed course work.

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393.

HLTH 3392 requires the prerequisites of HLTH 1360.

ACCT 2302 requires a prerequisite of ACCT 2301.

FINC 3320 requires the prerequisites of ACCT 2302 and MATH 1324 or equivalent.  MATH 1324 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Health Care Administration is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Manage the cost and revenues associated with the efficient operation of healthcare systems.
  • Respect the unique characteristics in diversity of patients, customers, employees and vendors associated in a health care operation.
  • Apply health care information technology systems to support efficiency in the operation of a public and private health care facility.
  • Develop strategic plans for health care systems that integrate ethics and social responsibility into the marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ethical responsibility in their professional careers that are identified in the Health Care Executive Code of Ethics.
  • Apply the functions, roles, and responsibilities of Health Care Managers.