Chair of the Department
Carl Figliola, Ph.D.
Phone: 516-299-2716

Graduate Enrollment Services Counselor
School of Health Professions and Nursing

Rebecca Coleman
Phone: 516-299-2770

B.S. in Health Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration is designed to prepare students for a career in the organization and management of health services. Upon completion of the 120-credit degree program, graduates will be prepared to assume entry and mid-level positions in health care administration. Throughout the course of study, students will acquire a keen understanding of the political, social and economic components of the health services sector through courses that range from statistics to financial management. Special emphasis will be placed upon developing the students’ ability to identify, comprehend, describe and differentiate among the major components of the health services system.

Potential work sites for graduates include positions in large and complex health agencies, ambulatory services programs, regulatory agencies and insurance programs, management positions in nursing homes, group medical practices, and unit management within hospitals. Within the largest hospitals, positions would include assignments in central services, materials management, purchasing, security, admissions and the business office.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits


HAD 10  American Health System  3
HAD 11 Management of Healthcare Organizations  3
HPA 13  Legal Aspects of Healthcare/Public Administration 3
HPA 14  Financial Management in Healthcare/Public Administration  3
HPA 15  Health Resource Allocation in Healthcare  3
HPA 18  Research Methods  3
HPA 19  Stats for the Administrator  3
HPA 20  Computer-Based Management Systems  3
HPA 22  Personnel Administration in Healthcare/Public Sectors  3
HPA 28  Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation  3
HPA 30  Critical Issues in Health and Public Administration  3
HPA 40  Administrative Leadership  3
HPA 32  Internships in Health and Public Administration  6


ECO 11  Introduction to Macroeconomics  3
ECO 10  Introduction to Microeconomics  3
PHI 13  Human Values  3
PHI 19  Medical Ethics  3
POL 2  Introduction to Political Science 2  3

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses 
(32-33 Credits)
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1** Writing 1 3
ENG 2** Writing 2 3
MTH 5 Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3
General Elective (3 Credits from Any Course)

* Some courses may count as core and others as electives.

** In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.  ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 45
Elective Major Credits 15
Total Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits 27-28
Total Core Requirement Credits 32-33
Total Degree Credits 120


School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Denise Walsh, Dean
Life Science, Room 154