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Make a Difference in Today’s Healthcare Field

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at City University of Seattle emphasizes the relevant real-world skills you need to make a difference in today’s healthcare organizations. This 180-credit program will provide you with an understanding of the industry’s financial, legal, and ethical frameworks, preparing you to plan strategically for the needs of a sector that continues to experience rapid change and growth.

Complete the healthcare administration degree online so you can continue to gain real-world experience or fulfill other responsibilities while enrolled.

Curriculum is informed and taught by working healthcare professionals that include healthcare administrators, practitioners, insurance providers, and several others that influence the healthcare system.

Learn about the projected growth in the healthcare administration field on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program, you’ll learn:

  • Critical-thinking processes used to analyze today's business issues and aid identifying rational solutions
  • Various philosophical approaches to ethical decision making and practical applications
  • Relevant theories, principles, and styles of leadership and administration
  • The legal and ethical aspects of healthcare administration and management
  • Changes and trends in the American healthcare system
  • The use of information technology to support operational, management, and clinical decision making
  • The application of organizational behavior theory
  • Healthcare industry concepts and processes regarding costs, access, and quality of service and care
  • Basic accounting principles, terminology, and financial managerial accounting
  • Strategic planning and evaluation within a healthcare organization
  • The use of marketing in the healthcare sector
  • History and transformations of healthcare politics and policy

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Lower-Division Requirements (90)

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits (This program requires MATH 138 or higher.)

Upper-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Undergraduate Core (10 Credits)

BC 301 Critical Thinking (5)

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (5)

Healthcare Administration Core (50 Credits)

HL 300 Foundations of Healthcare Leadership (5)

HL 310 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration (5)

HL 320 Issues and Trends in Healthcare Administration (5)

HL 330 Health Informatics (5)

HL 340 Healthcare Admin Human Resources Management (5)

HL 400 Healthcare Administration Quality Assurance Mgmt (5)

HL 410 Healthcare Administration Budgeting and Finance (5)

HL 420 Healthcare Planning and Evaluation (5)

HL 430 Healthcare Marketing (5)

HL 440 Healthcare Politics and Policy (5)

Upper-Division Electives (25 Credits)

Choose 25 credits of upper-division undergraduate level elective coursework from other fields or disciplines including business, psychology, communications, information systems, and general education. Contact an advisor for the current list of available courses.

Capstone Course (5 Credits)

HL 495 Healthcare Practicum/Capstone (5)

The healthcare industry will continue to experience rapid development and growth, and the need for strong, knowledgeable healthcare administration professionals to facilitate those changes is always present.

Upon completion of the BS in Healthcare Administration from CityU, you will be well-prepared for a role in this exciting and gratifying field. Positions may include:

  • Medical office manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Healthcare supervisor

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.