May 29, 2020
The Health Administration Major provides students with a mix of required core courses and electives in preparation for a variety of positions in the field of health administration. Students have considerable flexibility in designing individualized programs of study to meet specific career needs. In addition to the required general education courses and the major courses required, students must complete 47 credits of general education electives. The major consists of a total of 128 semester-hour credits.
Completing this degree program will enable you to:
- Acquire a systematic body of knowledge related to the management of health care services
- Apply acquired knowledge and skills to the effective management of health services
- Identify and internalize appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct
- Develop effective leadership competencies
- Develop effective skills for independent scholarship and goal-directed continuing education
This Health Administration Major also includes a Fast Track to the Master of Health Administration graduate program. Certain restrictions apply. Students interested in taking advantage of the Fast Track Option should contact their Academic Advisors.
General Education Requirements 2017
Beginning July 1, 2017, new general education requirements (listed below) become effective for online, undergraduate students at Saint Joseph’s College. The college’s general education curriculum is a set of courses that reflect the college’s vision of what it means to be an educated person. It is the heart of our baccalaureate education, and provides the grounding for the student’s major course of study. The core curriculum supports key parts of the college’s mission: to encourage students to explore widely the arts and sciences while they also prepare to lead ethical and meaningful lives and to enhance students’ awareness of human dignity and the meaning of life. Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes. Specifically:
- Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
- Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.
The new requirements consist of four learning themes: Foundations for College Level Thinking, The Human Condition and Human Story, Nature & Society, and Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge. The online general education requirements are aligned with the on-campus core. Note: Some academic programs have minor variations in general education requirements. Please talk to your Advisor or Admissions Counselor for more information.
General Education Requirements (42 credits)
Foundations for College Level Thinking (3 courses)
The Human Condition and the Human Story (6 courses)
Nature and Society (3 courses)
Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge (2 courses)
(21 semester-hour credits)
Students choose six courses (eighteen semester-hour credits) from the following:
General Elective Courses
Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 128 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.