Cumberland University

Health Care Administration

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs by the year 2018. Components of the health care delivery system include hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, personal care homes, retirement centers, health maintenance organizations, medical sales, insurance, home health care, and other companies involved in providing medical services, supplies and equipment.  Students who graduate with the BBA degree in Health Care Administration will have a business foundation in accounting, finance, management, economics, and personnel management, as well as a specialized foundation in health care administration and related health areas.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 2 hours

FSL 101 Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

2

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 15 hours

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

ENG 102 English Composition II

3

SPEE 220 Fundamentals of Speech

3

SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.
 

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3 or 4 hours

MATH 110 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111 College Algebra

3

MATH 121 Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MATH 110MATH 111, and MATH 121.
 

Area II - Arts and Humanities - 3 hours
 

ART 191 Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210 Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129 Music Listening

3

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy

3

THR 100 Introduction to Theatre

3

 

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours
 

ENG 215 Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216 Topics in Literature

3

 

Area II - The Social Sciences - 6 hours
 

ECON 241 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 

 AND choose one:

ANTH 210/SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology

3

PSY 201 General Psychology

3

PSY 211 Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221 Introduction to Sociology

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ECON 241.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:

HIS 191 World Civilization to 1500

3

  and

 

HIS 192 World Civilization since 1500

3

  or

 

HIS 201 History of the United States I

3

  and

 

HIS 202 History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7 hours

BIO 111 General Biology I

3

 

AND Choose one of the following:

CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

CHEM 103L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

  or

 

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 111L General Chemistry I Lab

1

  or

 

PS 100 Physical Science

4

Required Business Core Courses - 42 hours

ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II

3

BUA 101 Introduction to Business

3

BUA 251/ENG 351 Business Communications

3

BUA 340 Legal Environment of Business

3

BUA 496 Business Policy

3

CIS 170 Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

CIS 300 Principles of Information Systems

3

ECON 242 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN 449 Business Finance

3

MGT 363 Principles of Management

3

MGT 460/BUA 460 Business and Society

3

MGT 485/BUA 485 International Business

3

MKT 362 Principles of Marketing

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL Business Core courses.

Required Health Care Administration Courses - 27 hours

BIO 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 220/CHEM 220 Medical Terminology

1

HCA 300 Principles of Health Care Administration

3

HCA 364/MGT 364 Organizational Structure & Behavior

3

HCA 368/MGT 368 Human Resources Management

3

HCA 389 Health Care Administration and Clinical Administration Internship A

2

HCA 399 Health Care Administration and Clinical Internship B

3

HCA 410 Health Care Leadership and Management

3

HCA 433 Informatics in Nursing

2

PSY 205/MATH 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Health Care Administration Core courses.

Health Care Administration Electives - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:

HCA 321/MKT 321 Marketing for Health Care Services

3

HCA 421 Long-Term Care Management

3

HCA 422 Records and Information Management

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Health Care Administration electives.

General Elective - 0-2 hours

Total GEC Credit Hours (43-46 hours)
Required Business Core courses (42 hours)
Total required HCA courses (27 hours)
Total HCA Electives (6 hours)
Total General Electives (0-2 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.