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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
    
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Management (BS)


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The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program is based on the premise that successful healthcare managers need to have strong business skills. This program provides students with the necessary foundation to progress into the application of learned business skills in the healthcare services industry. The foundation of management theory and business course skills affords students the ability to use the analytic approaches in their healthcare management courses that can be transferred into the healthcare services environment.

By the end of the program the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to discuss and apply knowledge of terminology, concepts and principles specific to the healthcare management field.
  • Demonstrate ability to research, critically analyze, appropriately interpret and utilize data in problem solving, decision-making and case study analysis within the healthcare management environment.
  • Utilize appropriate and professional communication skills including appropriate referencing of sources.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management: 180 Credits


Area I General Education Requirements: 64-68 Credits


Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics


Choose two additional courses from the following:

Natural Sciences (choose two)


Note(s):

*If a BS Healthcare Management student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, only BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively. Students electing this option for their Natural Sciences requirement will complete up to 184 credit hours of work for their degree, depending on their exact choice.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Choose one additional course from the following:

Area II Foundation Requirements: 28 Credits


Area III Major Requirements: 88 Credits


Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)


Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Note(s):

** Requires a prerequisite that may or may not satisfy Area I. If not, then prerequisite must be selected as an elective.

State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101  or HIS1102  to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement. If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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