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Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Lincoln College: Normal Campus Academics: Health Care Administration

Health Services Administration Degrees & Policies (ABE)

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 120 credit hours
  • Final 30 credit hours completed at LCN
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours of upper division credit (300/400 level)
  • C or better required in ENG 101, ENG 102, and HSA 474
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Complete IAI General Education Core Curriculum (37 hours) or an earned Associate degree

Business Foundation Courses (27 hours)

Nine courses from the list below – “C” or better required for all.

  • BUS 101: Financial Accounting
  • BUS 102: Managerial Accounting (Prereq. C or better in BUS 101)
  • BUS 166: Management Information Systems
  • BUS 205: Principles of Management
  • BUS 301: Principles of Finance (Prereq. BUS 101)
  • BUS 310: Operations Management* (Prereq. MAT 135 and Coreq. BUS 205)
  • BUS 318: Organizational Behavior and Theory* (Coreq. BUS 205)
  • ECO 107: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 108: Principles of Microeconomics (Prereq. ECO 107)

Mathematics Courses (7 hours)

Two courses from the list below – “C” or better required for all.

  • MAT 110: Elementary Statistics (Prereq. MAT 095)
  • MAT 135: Finite Mathematics (Prereq. MAT 104)

Health Care Systems Policy and Management Core (25 hours)

Nine courses from the list below – “C” or better required for all.

  • HSA 110: Health Care Medical Terminology
  • HSA 314: Health Care Human Resource Management
  • HSA 320: U.S. Health Care Systems
  • HSA 330: Principles of Epidemiology (Prereq. HSA math requirements and BIO 101 or 102)
  • HSA 340: Health Care Marketing
  • HSA 441: Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • HSA 452: Health Insurance and Reimbursement (Prereq. MAT 110 and MAT 135)
  • HSA 456: Ethics and Health Care
  • HSA 460: Health Care Policy

Integration of Health Services Management Theory and Practice (8 hours)

Two courses from the list below.

  • HSA 474: Applied Health Administration (Prereq. Health Care Systems, Policy and Management core, and senior standing).
  • HSA 491: Health Services Administration Internship (Prereq. Sr. Standing)  HSA 491 requires 30 credit hours of “field experience” for every credit hour of academic time.  Mid-career students with managerial experience in the Health Care field may request PLA for this course and should be advised that PLA carries a fee and is not automatically granted.

Major Electives

Of electives needed to complete 120 hours, the first 18 hours must be major electives from the following courses): Any of the following courses as needed to reach 120 total hours:

  • BUS 316: Workforce Diversity
  • CMN 302: Techniques of Persuasion
  • CMN 310: Conflict Management
  • HSA 210: Contemporary Health Care Issues
  • HSA 353: Research Methods (Prereq. C or better in MAT 110)
  • HSA 365: Health Administration Practicum
  • HSA 410: Long Term Care Management
  • HSA 470: Physician Practice and Ambulatory Care Management
  • HSA 490: Health Care Quality
  • HSA 492: Readings in Health Care
  • HSA 499: Health Care Topics