Healthcare Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Program Description

This program is a Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Administration designed as a completion program for students currently holding an AAS or AS degree in health science fields. This program is available online.  It allows students who have completed a health sciences-based Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree to achieve a bachelor's degree within an additional three semesters that is meaningful, applicable to their field of choice, and may qualify them to move into supervisory roles, and/or progress to graduate programs if desired. This degree will include upper division courses in quality management, health policy, patient safety, population health, health administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, leadership, and research methods. Students will also complete undergraduate research in their field. Completing a bachelor's degree prepares these graduates to move into supervisory positions within a healthcare system and progress to graduate programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of AAS or AS from a regionally accredited university in a Health Sciences program or completion of AS from a regionally accredited university and six months relevant healthcare work experience
  • All Utah Tech University required general education courses must be completed before beginning core BAS-HA courses
  • Resume
  • Minimum College GPA of 3.2 or Program Director approval

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Recommended GE courses (available online)

ARTH 2720Renaissance to Contemporary Art History (FA)3
CHEM 1010Introduction to Chemistry (PS)3
HIST 1700American History (AI)3

BAS Required Courses

45 credits

HLTH 3010Population & Community Health3
HLTH 3020U.S. & World Health Systems3
HLTH 3385Healthcare Quality and Safety3
HLTH 3400Healthcare Project Management3
HLTH 3500Health Organization Financial Analysis3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities (SS for BAS degree only)3
HLTH 4010Biostatistics & Epidemiology3
HLTH 4020Research Methodology in Population Health3
HLTH 4300Healthcare Marketing3
HLTH 4400Health Law & Ethics (HU for BAS degree only)3
HLTH 4600Health Economics3
HLTH 4790Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy3
HLTH 4800Health Policy3
HLTH 3510RRevenue Cycle Management and Health Plans3
Total Hours42

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Minimum C grade in all required courses and required elective courses.