BSHSM Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management Curriculum

To complete this degree, you will take a combination of General Education courses, HSM required courses, HSM core courses, and an HSM practicum that together total at least 120 credits. The specific distribution of classes is as follows:

  • General Education Courses

    Take 16 courses for a total of 44 credits

    Core Communication

    Take 2 courses for a total of 6 credits

    • COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
    • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing and Inquiry (3 credits)


    Analytical Reasoning

    • MATH-M 118 Finite Math (3 credits)
    • PBHL-B 300 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)


    Cultural Understanding

    Take 1 course for a total of 3 credits


    Life and Physical Sciences

    Take a total of 8 credits (The following courses are suggested as the most efficient way to obtain 8 Life and Physical Sciences credits. Alternatively, choose 8 credits from the approved Life and Physical Sciences List.)

    • BIOL-N 212 Human Biology I (3 credits)
    • BIOL-N 214 Human Biology II (3 credits)
    • BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Lab 1 (1 credit)
    • BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Lab II (1 credit)


    Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

    Take 3 course for a total of 9 credits

    • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
    • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
    • Choose 1 course from the approved Arts & Humanities list (3 credits)


    Health Services Management General Education Requirements

    Take 4 courses for a total of 12 credits

    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 credits)
      OR
      BUS-X 204 Business Communication (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 245 Professionalism in the Healthcare Workplace (3 credits)
    • PBHL-P 325 Health Information Technology, Management and Policy (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 200 Healthcare Accounting (3 credits)
  • Health Services Management Requirement

    Take 18 courses for a total of 54 credits.

    Introduction To Public Health

    Take 1 course for a total of 3 credits

    • PBHL-E 109 Introduction to Public Health - Why Public Health Matters (3 credits)


    BSHSM Core Courses

    Take 11 courses for a total of 33 credits

    • PBHL-H 120 Contemporary Healthcare Issues (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 320 Health Services Administration (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 375 Management of Health Services Organizations (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 346 Organizational Behavior And Human Resources Management in Health Organizations (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 353 Advanced Health Finance And Budgeting (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 401 Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 474 Health Administration Ethics Seminar (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 472 Applied Healthcare Administration (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 345 Operations Management and Quality Improvement in Health Organizations (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 361 Negotiation and Leadership Skills in Health Administration (3 credits)


    Health Services Management Applications

    Take 5 courses for a total of 15 credits

    Choose five of the following courses, with no more than one course from Group B.  You are encouraged to choose all five courses from Group A.  When selecting a PBHL P300 or PBHL P400 course be sure to check the course topic as not all topics courses are approved for the BSHSM program.

    Group A

    • PBHL-H 303 Medical Group Management (3 credits)
    • PBHL-P 310 Lean in Healthcare (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 315 High Risk Health Behaviors and Harm Reduction (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 330 Global Public Health (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 354 Healthcare Economics (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 411 Chronic and Long-term Care Administration (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 420 Health Policy (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 432 Healthcare Marketing (3 credits)
    • PBHL-H 441 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration (3 credits)
    • PBHL-P 300 Topics in PBHL (1 - 3 credits)
    • PBHL-P 400 Topics in PBHL (1 - 3 credits)


    Group B

    • PBHL-H 380 Health Services Management Internship (3 credits)
    • PBHL-A 316 Environmental Health Science (3 credits)
    • PBHL-E 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • PBHL-S 315 Community Health (3 credits)


    Health Services Management Experience

    Take 1 course for a minimum of 3 credits

    • PBHL-H 365 Health Services Practicum (3 credits)