Academics, Undergraduate

Healthcare Administration, BS

Fall 2024
Classes Start

Aug 24

Session B
Classes Start

Mar 2

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for improving healthcare? Healthcare Administration is a rapidly growing field. With this degree from RCU, you’ll gain the knowledge to plan, direct, and coordinate a variety of medical and health services. As a medical or health services manager, also called healthcare administrators, you might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice. You’ll learn to work closely with physicians, nurses, medical and clinical technicians, as well as interact with patients and insurance agents. You may also be required to direct changes that conform to healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

RIZE & RCU 

Rochester Christian University is committed to offering innovative hybrid learning opportunities that merge on-campus experiences with online courses, providing students access to top experts from academia and industry. Powered by Rize Education, RCU utilizes technology to offer relevant degree programs, partner with top companies and academics, maintain in-person instruction, and provide students with a comprehensive on-campus experience that leads to successful career pathways.

RCU’s RIZE programs provide: 

  • Industry-driven curriculum across a range of fast-growing fields.

  • High-salary career outcomes and employable skills.

  • Through collaboration with leading companies, these programs are created in coordination with industry changes, equipping students with job-ready skills such as remote collaboration, resume building, and networking.

Hybrid learning at RCU combines the best of both worlds, allowing students to benefit from in-person instruction while accessing online courses for enhanced collaboration with industry leaders, portfolio-building projects with employers, and preparation for remote work environments. 

Discover more about RCU’s innovative approach to education with Rize Education.

degree requirements

Our BS in Healthcare Administration will prepare you to enter the growing field of health care management/administration. The program provides a foundation in business and financial management with a focus on medical and health services, including healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage today’s complex healthcare systems in a variety of settings and leadership roles.

The RCU Healthcare Administration Program prepares graduates to apply concepts, models, and theories in healthcare administration while demonstrating an understanding of Christian values and integrity.

  • Demonstrating business and financial management thinking skills through strategic planning.
  • Applying systems thinking to create and articulate plans for strategic change.
  • Demonstrating research methods and quantitative decision-making skills.
  • Evaluating ethical and legal issues related to planning and implementing healthcare services.

Total Credit Hours: 120

  • General Education Core: 31 hours
  • Healthcare Management Foundations: 12 hours
  • Healthcare Management Major: 46 hours
  • Electives: 31 hours
  • Student Nursing Association

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Jobs filled by Rochester grads

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Career Opportunities

Types of Jobs

  • Administrative Careers in Hospitals
  • Health Systems
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Insurance Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Medical Group Practices
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Government Agencies

$59,000

$83,000

$97,000

Avg. Salaries post graduation

(Courtesy of Salary.com) 

Market Trends

Projected Growth (2021-2031): 11%
Projected Job Openings (2021-2031): 70,400

(Courtesy of O*Net Online) 

student experience

Internships

Clubs

  • Student Nursing Association

Activities

alumni TESTIMONIAL

One of the deciding factors for me to come to RCU was the opportunity to be in the nursing program while playing basketball. This had its challenges and required full commitment, but my teachers and coaches were always in communication and willing to work with me to make sure I succeeded in both. Both nursing and basketball bettered my character, work ethic and time management. It was rewarding to be able to pursue the career I am so passionate about and play the game I love.

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