Bachelor of Health Sciences, Concentration in Health Management Sciences
The four-year baccalaureate curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform executive management tasks with the goals of achieving lifelong career in a wide variety of organizations that deliver health care services, as well as pursue advanced degree in health and business related graduate schools nationally and internationally.
The Program's 4-year curriculum is made of 120 semester credit hours which are organized into lower and upper divisions with concentration in health management sciences. The Lower Division, consisting of the freshman and sophomore which covers liberal arts and sciences prerequisite and required coursework such as the general sciences, social sciences and psychology, human development, humanities, African American history, economics, mathematics and others. The Upper Division, consisting of the junior and senior years, covers multidisciplinary management concentration coursework in specialized areas such as health management systems, business administration, accounting, information systems, organization and behavior management, human resources management, community health, health care policies, finance and insurance, capstone seminar and management internship.
Graduates of the Program are prepared to assume management roles in such organizations as hospitals, long term care facilities, managed care organizations, health insurance agencies, and health departments. In addition, upon successful completion of the Program the graduates will be equipped to pursue graduate programs in health administration, public health, and other related graduate studies.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences in the Health Management Program in the Department of Health Sciences and Health Management must register for six (6) credit hours of classwork and internship practice during fall and spring semesters. The internship package for placement includes program orientation, job description, contract, duration and required hours for the internship, attendance sheet, preceptor evaluation, exit interview and final project report as determined by the Program’s Internship Policy Manual and student’s Guidelines effective fall 2014. The internship faculty and coordinator, supervisors and preceptors are qualified practitioners will assure required compliance with a minimum of 120 or more clock hours including additional classroom seminars for the two semesters as prescribed in the guidelines and syllabus. The coordinator and preceptors will be also be responsible for continuous monitoring and evaluation of the intern’s tasks and activities in the best- practice settings, as well as sitting for mid-term and final examination, exit interviews and delivering of summative presentation at designated work settings and classrooms.
The Health Management Sciences Program reserves the rights to change and update the syllabus, work schedules, setting minimum and maximum clock hours requirements for internship. These rights also include continuous observation of full compliance with the program’s internship criteria that promote integrative competence and evidence-based learning experience in the real world settings after graduation from the Health Management Sciences Program.