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Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management is designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to be effective mid-level health care managers in various health care settings. The program has a special focus on the efficiency and quality of care provided in hospitals and other health facilities.  Waldorf’s B.A. in Health Care Management does not require a clinical or in-field experience component.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent through 2029. 

Estimated time to complete this bachelor's degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required-Group A 30
HCM 1301 Medical Terminology 3
HCM 3002 Introduction to Health Care Management 3
HCM 3305 Community Health 3
HCM 3303 Health Informatics: Principles and Practice 3
HCM 3304 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HCM 4201 Health Care Law 3
HCM 4053 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HCM 3801 Issues and Trends in Health Care 3
HCM 3100 Reimbursement Methods in Health Care 3
HCM 4320 Development and Strategic Planning in Health Care 3
Professional Electives-Group B* 30
HCM 4304 Project Management for Health Care Professionals 3
HCM 4303 Comparative Health Systems** 3
HCM 4305 Long-Term Care Management 3
HCM 4308 Research Methods for Health Professionals 3
BUS 2201 Principles of Accounting 3
HCM 4307 Health Care Quality Management 3
BUS 3602 Principles of Management 3
BUS 3352 Human Resource Management 3
BUS/ORG 3651 Leadership 3
HCM 4400 Risk Management in Health Care 3
Grand Total: 120

*Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives. The concentration options listed above may also be used toward elective credits.

**HCM 4308 and MTH 2023 are strongly recommended for students considering graduate school.

If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Health Care Management program.


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B.A. / B.S. Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Total Credits: 120