The School of Health Administration is pleased to announce the availability of a minor in one of our most exciting fields of study and work; healthcare administration! For undergraduate students currently enrolled in another major, the undergraduate program in healthcare administration includes an opportunity to choose from a select group of courses, drawn from the Bachelor of Healthcare Administration curriculum. The healthcare administration (HA) minor is designed to complement such other majors with the objective of providing an introductory curriculum which can importantly assist a student with gaining employment in healthcare and healthcare related career fields.
This objective can be achieved with the HA minor by:
A minor in healthcare administration requires eighteen (18) hours of study, including nine (9) hours of core required courses and nine (9) hours of electives chosen from a field of twenty-one (21) hours:
NOTE: These courses are restricted to majors in the Bachelors of Healthcare Administration program. You will have to contact Ms. Julie Carroll each semester to obtain an override to register for classes. You can send her an email at Carroll@txstate.edu with your name, student ID and what classes you intend to take.
For additional information, please contact the School of Healthcare Administration in room 250 of the Health Professions Building (HPB) at 512-245-3556, or any HA department faculty!
The Department of Health Administration offers a 15-hour minor in healthcare administration. Students are required to take HA 5300, HA 5321, & HA 5362. The remaining six-hours are selected with the graduate advisor according to the student's area of interest and needs.
For those majors not requiring a 15-hour minor, a nine hour cognate is available. Courses to be taken for the nine hour cognate are: Healthcare Organization and Delivery (HA 5300), Healthcare Law (HA 5321), and Healthcare Organizational Behavior/Theory (HA 5362).
Health Services Research
Selected courses from health services research are available as a minor or cognate option to students from other programs who desire stronger preparation in quantitative skills such as statistics, epidemiology, forecasting, modeling, management science, or marketing research. The choice of courses and their sequence will be defined through consultation between the student and faculties from both programs. A minor of 15 semester hours, a split minor with six or nine semester hours, or a cognate between six to twelve semester hours may be taken in health services research. Undergraduate prerequisites for a full 15-hour minor include at least one course in statistics and one in computer applications. Prerequisites for split minors or cognates are negotiable depending on the selection of health research courses.
Healthcare Human Resources
For students desiring a minor in healthcare human resources, a full minor of 15 semester hours, or a split minor between six to twelve semester hours may be taken. If a student from another major wishes to take healthcare human resources courses as a cognate then the choice of courses and their sequence will be defined through consultation between the student and faculties from both programs.