Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

A new online degree in Healthcare Administration

Now offered 100% online

With a degree in healthcare administration, you’ll study management, technology, regulation and ethics, marketing, leadership, risk management, research, and finance. You’ll be prepared to work in hospitals, medical clinics or pursue a graduate degree.

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation with excellent job opportunities in the following areas:

  • Hospital administration and management
  • Medical office administration
  • Financial managers and healthcare administration
  • Ambulatory care such as outpatient and surgery centers
  • Community health centers directors and administrators
  • Medical coding and billing managers
  • Senior care administrators
  • Assisted living care administrators
  • Patient advocates
  • Emergency prepared administrators
  • Telehealth program managers and quality assurance managers

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Why choose a BS Degree in Healthcare Administration?

100% Online

Work on your degree from the comfort of
your home

Online Community

Start in the fall quarter and progress through the program as a cohort

Affordable Education

You don’t have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford

Curriculum & Requirements

Healthcare Administration Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

With a degree in Healthcare Administration, students study management, technology, regulation and ethics, marketing, leadership, risk management, research, and finance. Students are prepared to work in hospitals and medical clinics or to pursue a graduate degree.

Curriculum & Requirements

  • The degree is offered 100% online with the exception of the in-person internship and encompasses 90 credits of HCAD courses which include courses that satisfy the University Graduation Requirements for Diversity and Global Studies.
  • Students must have already completed coursework equal to at least 90 quarter credits either through their lower division course work from EWU, an AA - Direct Transfer Agreement, a related Associate degree, or other course work that meets the EWU University BACRs and General Education requirements.
  • The HCAD courses are offered once a year and are designed to be taken in sequential order from fall of the junior year through spring of the senior year.
  • Students must complete an in-person 200-hour internship in their community during spring quarter of their senior year.

Grade Requirements

  • HCAD students must maintain a cumulative GPA ≥2.7 for all HCAD classes.
  • The culmination of the student’s experience in the program is an internship in a healthcare setting.
  • To qualify for the internship, the student must have at least a GPA ≥2.7 in HCAD classes and permission from the instructor and/or program chair.
Required Core Courses
HCAD 300INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION5
HCAD 302HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP5
HCAD 303HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR5
HCAD 304HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS5
HCAD 305HEALTHCARE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION5
HCAD 306BUDGETS AND POLICY FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION5
HCAD 310HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND DESIGN5
HCAD 311INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT5
HCAD 320HEALTHCARE STRATEGIC PLANNING5
HCAD 350INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE5
HCAD 401HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY5
HCAD 402 FINANCE IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS5
HCAD 410QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS5
HCAD 411RISK MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS5
HCAD 412HEALTHCARE LAW, REGULATIONS & ETHICS5
HCAD 440HEALTHCARE MARKETING5
Capstone and Internship
HCAD 495INTERNSHIP IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION5
HCAD 490HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE5
Total Credits90

Catalog Listing

General Education

University Competencies and Proficiencies

English 
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Placement and Clearance 
Prior Learning/Sources of Credit AP, CLEP, IB


General Education Requirements (GER)

  • Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours 
    • 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
    • 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0

Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR)

Humanities and Arts 
Natural Sciences 
Social Sciences


University Graduation Requirements (UGR)

Diversity Course List
World Language (for Bachelor of Arts)
Global Studies Course List
Minor or Certificate
Senior Capstone Course List


Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).

Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
Requirements in Degree Works are based on these two catalog years:

  1. The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
  2. The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a BS in Healthcare Administration from EWU should be able to:​

  • apply the six -core competencies in healthcare settings;
  • demonstrate effective written, oral and presentation communication skills in healthcare settings;
  • focus on six-core healthcare services competency areas-communication and relationship management, professionalism, leadership, knowledge of the healthcare environment, business skills and knowledge and person centered care;
  • integrate the six-core competencies in an internship in a healthcare setting;
  • manage projects utilizing the six-core competency areas;
  • problem solve in a variety of situations in healthcare settings.

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