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Online Bachelor of Science in Health Professions - Health Care Administration

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LSU Alexandria

Achieve your health care career goals with LSU Alexandria's online Bachelor of Science in Health Professions with a Concentration in Health Care Administration. With the continuous growth of the health care industry, facilities like hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, and corporations need qualified professionals to provide a high standard of quality care. Designed to meet the needs of today’s health care employers, this in-depth program trains you for opportunities such as hospital administrator, nursing home administrator, health insurance analyst, and medical office business manager. Additionally, LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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Job Outlook

With the growth of the health care industry projected to continue well into the future, students prepare for an increased number of exciting career opportunities.

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100% Online

In this 100% online program, you can earn your degree on your time while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities, making it a great option for members of the military.

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Continuous Support

You will have a dedicated Student Success Coach assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student.

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Expert Faculty

Our experienced faculty are industry experts, dedicated to providing students a high-quality education and empowering them with the knowledge to succeed.

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The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS Health Professions with Concentration in Health Care Administration program, you are able to transfer 75% of previous credits. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Click here to learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Major Requirements

  • ACCT 2001: Financial Accounting | Credit hours: 3
  • ACCT 2101: Managerial Accounting | Credit hours: 3
  • BUSN 1001: Introduction to Business | Credit hours: 3
  • CMIS 1150: Personal Productivity Using IT Tools | Credit hours: 3
  • CMST 4112: Health Communication | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 2010: Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 2020: Principles of Microeconomics | Credit hours: 3
  • ECON 4421: Healthcare Economics | Credit hours: 3
  • ENGL 2002: Professional Writing | Credit hours: 3
  • FINC 4718: Corporate Finance for Health Care | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 1003: Introduction to the Health Care System | Credit hours: 1
  • HESC 1010: Health Terminology for Health Professionals | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 3200: Quality Management | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 4300: Leadership Theories | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 4600: Healthcare Administration | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 4800: Introduction to Research in Healthcare | Credit hours: 3
  • MGMT 3200: Principles of Management | Credit hours: 3
  • MGMT 4620: Human Behavior in Organizations | Credit hours: 3
  • POLI 4012: Politics and Policy of Elder Health Care | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity | Credit hours: 3
  • MKTG 3401: Principles of Marketing | Credit hours: 3
  • HESC 3300: Legal Issues in Health Care | Credit hours: 3
  • HCAM 4620: Global Health Care | Credit hours: 3
  • HCAM 4630: Health Care Administration Internship OR Capstone | Credit hours: 3

Must complete 39 general education credits including 9 credits in natural sciences, 9 credits in humanities, 6 credits in English composition, 6 credits in analytical reasoning, 6 credits in social sciences, and 3 credits in arts.

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of TOPS University Diploma, or its equivalent college readiness core curriculum at time of high school graduation AND
  • High School GPA of 2.0 or higher AND
  • Require no more than ONE Developmental Course (or qualify for co-requisite delivery of Freshman Composition or College Algebra) AND
  • Either 2.0 GPA, or greater in Core Courses, or ACT Composite of 20* or greater


Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0, or meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinic Administrator
  • Dental Office Administrator
  • Health Insurance Analyst
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Medical Office Business Manager
  • Chiropractic Office Manager
  • Testing Facility Manager

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