Health Care Management

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is a foundational degree for adult learners desiring to enter the health care industry in the areas of health care management and health care advocacy.

The emphasis in Health Care Management prepares learners to specialize and advance in the health care industry. This health science degree emphasis provides learners with the key skills and competencies required to add value and expertise to their chosen profession and, in combination with the B.S. in Health Sciences core courses, provides learners with a comprehensive foundation for health care management that is required in the current health care environment.

Coursework

General Studies Core28 units
Learners pursuing any of University College’s bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to complete the General Studies Core before starting their major requirements. Learners are required to complete 45 units prior to enrolling in program major requirements. Included in the required 45 units, the following courses are to be satisfied: ENG 105, one course of the General Studies Core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements, and all program requisites. Learners must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in the major. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.
Electives17 units
Students may choose from any course in the UC Academic Catalog.
Program Requisites15 units
UC 101
Momentum: Success in the University
3
HSCI 100
Introduction to Health and Disease
3
HSCI 105
Nutrition and Wellness
3
HSCI 110
U.S. Healthcare Systems
3
STAT 280
Applied Statistics
3
Major Requirements45 units
APSY 295
Human Growth and Development
3
APSY 300
Research Methods in Psychology
3
APSY 430
Cultural Psychology
3
BIO 225
General Microbiology
4
BIO 235
Human Anatomy
4
BIO 245
Human Physiology
4
CHEM 115
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
4
HSCI 300
Bioethics
3
HSCI 305
Introduction to Genetics
4
HSCI 310
Healthcare Professions
1
HSCI 320
Medical Sociology
3
HSCI 491
Senior Seminar: Health Sciences Capstone
3
HSCI 497
Fieldwork
2
PHYS 100
General Physics for Health Sciences
4
Emphasis in Health Care Management15 units
HCM 300
Healthcare Laws and Regulations
3
HCM 310
Healthcare Delivery Systems
3
HCM 320
Healthcare Financial Management
3
HCM 410
Healthcare Ethics and Quality Control
3
HCM 420
Healthcare Organizational Management
3

Learners may also apply credit toward the fulfillment of UC’s requirements through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and previous coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities.

Total120 units
Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.