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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration, B.S.

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This program of study will provide students with the academic preparation for entry-level work in healthcare administration and/or continued study in healthcare administration at the graduate level.


To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into Adventist University of Health Sciences (see General Studies Admission in the Admission Information  section), and:

  1. Submit the Healthcare Administration Program Application once admitted to the University, The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 2.70. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  3. Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed at least one trimester at Adventist University of Health Sciences before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from any Adventist University faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic coach/advisor. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.
  4. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum combined score of 910 on the ACT and an ACT English score of 22.


Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all science and health science requirements.
  3. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.


Adventist University of Health Sciences will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation in the Academic Information  section) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 125 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 48 upper division credits.
  3. Achieved a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all major courses..
  4. Completed competency assessment requirements.
  5. Completed a minimum of 86 trimester hours in residence at Adventist University of Health Sciences. For students entering the Baccalaureate program with a degree, 36 trimester hours must be completed at Adventist University.
  6. Completed the service-learning requirement.


Liberal Arts Requirements - 62 credits

Humanities (6 credits)

  • Any literature course.
  • An introductory course in any foreign language.

Math and Computer Sciences (8 credits)

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

Major Requirements - 51 Credits

Electives - 12 Upper Division Credits

BSHA Suggested Plan of Study

Students should contact the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences for advising and assistance in planning a program of study. Individual programs of study will vary based on each student’s needs and extracurricular responsibilities.

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