Academic Catalog

Health Administration (B.S.) 2022-2023 Catalog Year
Marieb College of Health & Human Services

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Administration program is designed to provide career advancement opportunities for those pursing entry-level administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, physician practices, ambulatory care centers, mental health organizations, and other healthcare agencies. Student anticipating professional graduate degrees such as Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy or Occupation Therapy may choose this degree to acquire the needed administrative skills to serve as clinic managers.  All of the upper division coursework for this program is available by web-based distance learning. The program includes a minimum 120-hour internship.

Students majoring in Health Administration (B.S.) may not pursue the Health Science (B.S.) as Dual Major / Dual Degree or Second Baccalaureate degree.


Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course where indicated. A grade of C- does not satisfy the minimum grade requirement of C.
  • Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits in the upper division (3000 to 4999).
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service-learning requirement. See
  • Earn at least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements

FGCU General Education Program (
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major. 

Common Prerequisites
For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework. 

FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX024 or (ACGX001 and ACG X011)

FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX061 or ISMX000

FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

Required Courses in the Major (45 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course. 

HSA 3110 Prins of Health Services Admin (3)
HSA 3111 US Health Care Systems (3)
HSA 3150 Health Care Policy in US (3)
HSA 4170 Financial Mgt in Health Care (3)
HSA 4191 Health Care Info Systems (3)
HSA 4321 Health Insurance (3)
HSA 4340 HR Mgmt in Health Servcs Orgs. (3)
HSA 4502 Risk Mgmt in Health Services (3)
HSA 4817 Practicum in Health Serv Admin (3)
HSC 4500 Epidemiology (3)
IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
IHS 3111 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)
IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)

Restricted Electives (6 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

GEY 3001 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
GEY 3601 Aging and Human Performance (3)
HSA 4416 Social Dimensions & Issues HC (3)
HSA 4931 Topics in Health Servics Admin (3)
HSC 3202 Introduction to Public Health (3)
HSC 3243 Teach & Learn in Health Profs (3)
HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
HSC 3624 Global Health Systems & Issues (3)
HSC 3661C Dynamics of Communication (3)
IHS 3400 Medical Device Industry (3)
Other upper level courses (3000-4999) with approval of the advisor. 

University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3) 

Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Total Credits Required: 120