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Health Administration

The Health Administration major provides students with a university education that promotes personal and professional growth as well as concentrated awareness of health systems and their effects on society. Flexibility in course selection empowers and encourages students study in a program that will not only sharpen their analytical skills and expose them to a new way of thinking, but will also develop their leadership skills and reinforce social responsibility as citizens and future health administrators.

The Bachelor of Health Services (BHS) degree at FAU, College of Business, is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Required Courses

A minimum of 120 hours are required for the degree. Other requirements will be needed; refer to the University catalog for details.

  • Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP) *
    • English I ENC 1101
    • English II ENC 1102 (Pre: ENC 1101)
    • Society and Human Behavior Six Credits (three credits met by ECO requirement)
    • Natural Science Six Credits (one course with a lab)
    • Math and Quantitative Reasoning Six Credits (must include STA2023)
    • Global Citizenship Six Credits
    • Creative Expression Six Credits

*Students admitted to FAU prior to fall 2009, please see the General Education requirements. Students who have earned the Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited Florida Public Institution will be deemed to have met the IFP.

  • Pre-Professional Business Courses (minimum grade of “C”)
    • Accounting I (Financial) ACG 2021 (Pre: 30 credits)
    • Accounting II (Managerial) ACG 2071 (Pre: ACG 2021 with grade of “C” or better)
    • Introductory Statistics STA 2023 (Pre: Liberal Arts Math 1)
    • Information Systems Fundamentals ISM 2000
    • Microeconomics ECO 2023 (Pre: 30 credits)


  • Health Administration Major (minimum grade of “C”) (Pre: 60 credits, except where noted)
    • Health Delivery Systems HSA 3111 (Pre: 50 credits)
    • Health Care Organization and Administration HSA 4110 (Pre: HSA 3111 or concurrent; 50 credits
    • Health Law HSA 4423
    • Planning in Health Organizations HSA 4140 (Pre: HSA 3111 and 4110
    • Health Care Financial Management ** HSA 4170 ** (Pre: ACG 2021)
    • Health Research Methods HSA 4700 (Pre: HSA 3111 and STA 2023)
    • Health Practicum

** The option to take FIN3403 (Pre: ACG 2021 and ACG 2071) rather than HSA4170 is available only to students seeking a Business Administration minor. These students must also take an additional Health Administration elective for a total of 12 Health Administrative elective credits rather than the standard 9.

Elective Courses

Nine credits of Health Administration Electives (See list below):

  • Introduction to Health Professions HSA 3104
  • Health Care Medical Terminology HSA 3534
  • Technology in Health Care HSA 3191 (Pre: HSA 3111)
  • Managed Care HSA 4109 (Pre: HSA 3111 and 4110)
  • Issues and Trends in Health Care HSA 4113 (Pre: HSA 3111)
  • International Healthcare Systems HSA 4124 (Pre: HSA 3111)
  • Long-term Care Administration HSA 4222 (Pre: HSA 3111 and 4110)
  • Health Care Quality Management HSA 4383 (Pre: HSA 3111 and 4110)
  • Practice Management HSA 4511 (Pre: HSA 3111 and 4110)
  • Directed Independent Study HSA 4905
  • Special Topics HSA 4930

College of Business Courses

  • Management Information Systems ISM 3011 (Pre: ISM 2000)
  • Health Care Economics and Policy ECP 4530 (Pre: ECO 2023 or permission of instructor)
  • Nine credits of additional Upper-Division (#3/4000) Business elective courses not applied to any other core or college requirements. Business electives may generally be used toward a business minor.

Out of College Courses

  • Writing for Management END 3213 (Pre: ENC 1102) (minimum grade of “C”)
  • Nine credits of Non-Business electives (Students are strongly encouraged to be creative when choosing Non-Business electives in areas outside business. These nine credits must be takes outside of the College of Business).


The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), Inc. Board of Directors has established the funding of two (2) health management scholarships for 2011. Click here to view.

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