The University of Atlanta’s Bachelor of Science program
Healthcare Administration is designed to provide solid grounding
in a broad spectrum of issues related to the healthcare
industry: local, community, and regional healthcare facilities;
occupational health and safety issues; social and public
policy matters that bear directly upon healthcare industry.
Studies will include, among others, courses in biological,
technological, legal, administrative and social foundations
areas. The program provides the student with a broad understanding
of modern healthcare organizations and the workings of allied
health facilitates: how they have or have not evolved, strengths
and areas for reform.
- Investigate issues pertinent to the current U.S. healthcare
- Develop a fundamental understanding of other healthcare
systems (via a comparative and contrastive understanding
of other systems in other cultures).
- Apply the principles of health administration, education
and promotion so as to promote effective operations of
healthcare organizations and facilities.
- Analyze delivery of healthcare services, management,
and human resources (as these tightly inter-relate and
are, in large measure, inter-dependent).
- Identify principles of economics, leadership, marketing,
planning, and legal considerations as these impact healthcare
as a system and as an organizational structure.
- Apply acquired knowledge in statistical analysis, among
others, so that data can be generated and serve the contextual
needs of the healthcare process and the organizational
- Develop strong communication skills with due emphasis
on the tools of effective writing.
Career Opportunities: The successful graduate will
be prepared to consider a wide-range of para-professional
or pre-professional or entry-level positions in the healthcare
industry, hospitals and allied health organizations, in
industry, in government, in other professional arenas –
or, alternatively, to assume enhanced responsibilities within
the context of a currently-held (health-care-focused) position.
Those who so elect will be academically prepared to pursue
graduate studies in Healthcare Administration, Allied Health
professions, Public Administration, Social Science and/or
in a wide array of related disciplines.