Health Care Management

The mission of the health care management concentration is to prepare our graduates as competent entry level health care managers to enhance quality in service provision in health care delivery systems with skills to work in public, not-for-profit, and private health care settings.   Graduates are prepared in health care management subject matter including policy formulation, finance, administrative functions, roles of medical staff, federal and state regulation, planning and marketing, human resources and other health care management functions.  The health care management concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in health care management organizations including hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, long term care facilities, and medical offices. Management and staff opportunities for the trained baccalaureate include consulting firms, durable medical equipment, pharmaceutical companies, and health care information systems vendors.

The B.S. in Health Science, with a concentration in Health Care Management may be combined with a minor in business.

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Health Science Core Courses (25 units)

(Must earn grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all upper-division coursework with an HSCI prefix or any course approved for upper-division Health Science substitutions required in the major.)

Lower Division Requirement (5 units)

HSCI 120 Health and Society: An Ecological Approach (5)

Upper Division B.S. Health Science Requirements (20 units)

HSCI 315.  Statistics for the Health Sciences (4)
HSCI 352.  Principles of Environmental Health (4)
HSCI 367.  Human Disease Mechanisms (4) (prerequisites BIO 223 [5 units}and  BIO 224 [5 units])
HSCI 370.  Health Behavior (4)
HSCI 451.  Principles of Epidemiology (4)

Health Care Management Concentration (Program Code: HSHC)

ACCT 211Introductory Accounting I4
ACCT 212Introductory Accounting II4
ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
HSCI 271Introduction to Public Health4
HSCI 273Software Applications in the Health Sciences4
HSCI 360Medical Care Organizations4
HSCI 423Health and Wellness of Older Adults4
HSCI 436Human Resources Management in Health Care4
HSCI 438Financial Management in Health Care4
HSCI 452Special Topics in Health Science and Human Ecology4
HSCI 455Health Policy and Law4
HSCI 460Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Health Care System4
HSCI 468Research Methodology in Health Science4
HSCI 480Health Services Administration4
HSCI 489Pre-Field Experience2
HSCI 493Field Experience Seminar1
HSCI 495Field Experience4
MGMT 302Management and Organizational Behavior4
Twelve units of upper-division health science electives or other electives approved by an advisor. 12
Total Units79