Health Administration: Undergraduate Degree Program
The degree program in Health Administration offers the undergraduate student a comprehensive curriculum of study. Elective courses permit specialization in various health care delivery systems such as hospitals, nursing homes, and managed care systems.
Opportunities in Health Administration
Health Care is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and necessary industries nationally and internationally. The health care field offers energetic, creative, enterprising individuals a host of administrative and service options. Health Administration majors are in an excellent position to be competitive in the health care marketplace. Career opportunities continue to expand in:
managed care systems
long term care
The Health Administration program stresses the importance of practical work experience. At the undergraduate level, each student completes a 180 hour field placement during the senior year.
Individuals interested in the degree program are encouraged to email Dr. Rubino Health Administration Program Director, or call his office at 818-677-7257. Or, call the Health Sciences main office at 818-677-3101.
Practitioner Advisory Committee
The Health Administration program benefits from the ongoing guidance and support of a distinguished group of healthcare managers and clinicians. Members of the Practitioner Advisory Committee work in a variety of areas in the healthcare industry and their professional expertise enhances the curriculum.
Students may enter the program in either the fall or spring semester. Undergraduates must meet university admission and general education requirements.
Education Financing Opportunities
The University makes a full range of assistance available to students. For information, visit the Financial Aid website or call 818-677-3000.
CSUN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Health Administration program is a certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Health Administration
The Bachelor of Science program prepares the student for entry-level employment in health care organizations and for graduate study.
Lower Division Required Courses
Accounting 220 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
Biology 101 - General Biology (4)
HSCI 132 - History of Preventive Medicine & Public Health (3)
(or at the junior level you can substitute HSCI 345 Topics in Public Health (3))
MATH 102 - College Algebra (3)
Psychology 150 - Principles of Human Behavior (3)
Sociology 150 - Introductory Sociology (3)
Upper Division Required Courses
HSCI 312 - Introduction to Health Administration (3)
HSCI 313 - Health Administration (3)
HSCI 314 - Organization & Function of Community Health Services
HSCI 390,L - Biostatistics (3,1)
HSCI 391 - Computer Applications in the Health Sciences (3)
HSCI 412 - Medical Care Organization (3)
HSCI 413 - Leadership in Administration of Health Services (3)
HSCI 414 - Health Law (3)
HSCI 415 - Health Information Systems (3)
HSCI 416 - Utilization of Professional and Allied Health Personnel (3)
HSCI 424 - Health Planning (3)
HSCI 425 - Financial Planning & Reimbursement in Health Care (3)
HSCI 488 - Epidemiology (3)
HSCI 494C - Academic Internship (3) Credit/No-credit
Recommended Electives (9 units with prior approval of advisor)
Psychology 365 - Introduction to Gerontology (3)
HSCI 419 - Hospital Administration (3)
HSCI 422 - Health Services for the Elderly & Mentally ill
HSCI 438 - International Health (3)
HSCI 518 - Managed Care (3)
HSCI 521 - Health Care Ethics (3)