Sep 24, 2017
(Bachelor of Science Degree)
This major is designed for students who plan to enter the health or health-related professions in a managerial capacity. Majors include students planning graduate work in health management or health-related government service upon graduation, and students interested in exploring the areas of health care management and planning applications in the context of a liberal arts background. (The degree does not lead to a professional credential or prepare the student for licensure in any of the health fields.)
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
A Competent Health Studies Management student will:
- understand the basic concepts of managing a health care organization
- be able to describe a health systems system’s past, current and possible future behaviors, based on an understanding of the interdependencies of social, economic, political and systems.
Communications - As a strong communicator Health Studies students will:
- demonstrate effectiveness in written communications (writes clear, concise, and grammatically correct professional prose)
- demonstrate strong and effective in oral communication skills-(makes oral presentation of management principles in a clear manner)
- demonstrate effective interpersonal communications skills (can communicate well with other individuals in team interactions)
Critical Thinking - As an astute critical thinker our Health Studies students will:
- critically evaluate the context and quality of management healthcare delivery within and outside the United States
- be able to understand the advantages and disadvantages of public and private management practices
- articulate basic healthcare policies related to federal, state and accrediting bodies
Ethical Leadership - Our Health Studies students will:
- recognize key statutory requirements and codes of conduct affecting medical practices
- comprehend the ethical issues commonly encountered in medical practice.
- recognize that poor ethical reasoning can lead to severe negative outcomes to a wide variety of publics.
- understand that ethical decisions have both personal as a well as social and legal outcomes
- be able to apply ethical codes of conduct: Recognizes that ethical decisions do not always have quick or perfect solutions.
Global Business Understanding - Our Health Studies students will:
- analyze factors and challenges that impact healthcare delivery within and outside the United States.
- be able to describe policies that address the need for medical sensitivity across diverse social and cultural populations
See Core section of this catalog.
Major Course Requirements
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy college core requirements.)
One of the following mathematics options:
One of the following statistics courses:
One of the following ethics courses:
One of the following human development courses:
One of the following research methods courses:
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, and Sociology.