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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Health Care Administration

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (120 units)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

1. All students must complete a minimum of 14 semester units or the equivalent in prerequisite preparatory course for the major: ACCT 201, ECON 101 or 300, SOC 250 or PSY 210 and BIOL 200 or BIOL 205 (or equivalent). These courses may be taken after admission to the program. Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software is expected. Business calculus (MATH 115) is recommended.

2. An overall grade point average of 2.4 or higher is required for entrance into the program. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each prerequisite course.

Graduation Requirements

1. Complete the requirements for General Education

2. Complete the prerequisite courses

3. Complete the major core course requirements:

  • HSC 150 Medical Terminology (1)
    Prerequisites: None.

  • HSC 400 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Care Administration and Health Science majors and minors only. Health Care Administration majors: SOC 250. Health Science majors: H SC 403.

  • HCA 300 The Health Care System (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

  • HCA 312 Health Personnel Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 340 Legal Aspects of Health Administration (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 341 Financial Management of Health Care Institutions (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 201.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 353 Marketing for Health Services Organizations (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in ECON 101 or 300.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 416 Management and Information Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 450 Quality Assurance of Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in HCA 300 and HCA 465.

  • HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)
    Prerequistes: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in PSY 210 or SOC 250 or equivalent.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.

  • HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in HCA 300, 312, 341, 410, 465 and HSC 150.

  • HCA 481 Internship & Career Development in HCA (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and HCA 480.

4. Upper Division (required elective courses). A minimum of 9 additional units from the following:

  • HCA 320, 422, 439, 417, 451, 452, 457, 470, 471.

5. Complete electives as needed to total 120 semester units

6. Fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

7. Each major course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses for which it is not a prerequisite with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor.

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