Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Policy
The Bachelor of Science in health care administration and policy gives you the tools needed to understand the non-clinical side of health care. In this health care administration and policy program, you’ll cover a wide range of topics, including law, policy analysis, data analysis and quality improvement. You’ll also gain a cross-cultural perspective by comparing the U.S. health care system to those in other countries.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 120
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What is health care administration and policy?
Health care administration and policy covers the policies and procedures that make up the U.S. health care system. A complex, multifaceted system, understanding all parts of health care administration is critical for those interested in pursuing a career in health care.
The health care administration and policy degree is ideal for students looking to:
- Get involved in the health care system in a management or administrative role.
- Work in local or federal government, crafting law and policy.
- Advocate for health policy change working for a non-governmental organization.
- Become practitioners managing their own practice.
In all clinical settings addressing mental and physical health, administrators are critical to ensure everything runs smoothly. Administrative work centers on meeting patient needs, evaluating key services, budgeting, improvement and daily oversight of operations. On the policy side of health care, the primary focus is working with leaders to set standards for the industry, creating standard operating procedures, engaging in advocacy or working with the government to create and amend regulations.
Why earn an online health care administration degree from ASU?
The need for a non-clinical professional workforce continues to grow due to an aging population, a rise in chronic conditions, changes in technology and increasingly complex regulations. As a student in this program, you’ll learn through a multidisciplinary approach taught by a diverse group of experienced faculty members. You’ll graduate prepared to become an administrative leader or team member in health care facilities, private practices, hospitals and more.
Health care administration and policy courses
Program courses cover a range of topics relating to health care administration and policy, giving you the versatility to enter a variety of positions after graduation. You’ll also have the opportunity to dive deeper into topics of interest through experiential learning projects, internships and research opportunities.
HCD 201: Economics for Health Majors
HCD 300: Biostatistics (CS)
HCD 302: Health Care Management
HCD 303: Global Health Care Systems (GCSI OR G)
HCD 304: Health Care Finance
HCD 330: Health Care Systems in the U.S. (CIVI)
HCD 332: Population Health Policy and Legislation
HCD 402: Health Economics (SOBE OR SB)
Health care administration and policy careers
With a health care administration and policy degree, you’re prepared for entry-level jobs in health care administration, hospital administration, policy, advocacy and more. Program graduates may also choose to further their education through graduate programs in health care delivery, administration or management.
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
Developing the health workforce of the future
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.
Barrett honors scholars.
million in research expenditures.