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BHA Degree Plan

School of Health Administration
Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA)
Degree Plan

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester Hours Core#   Second Semester Hours Core#
Eng 1310 3 010   Eng 1320 3 010
Comm 1310 3 090   Hist 1320 3 060
Hist 1310 3 060   *Life & Physical Science 3 030
Math 1315 3 020   *Social Science 3 080
*Life & Physical Science 3 030   Phil 1305 3 040
US 1100 1 090        
Total Hours 16     Total Hours 15  

 

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester Hours Core#   Fourth Semester Hours Core#
*English Literature 3 090   Posi 2320 3 070
*Art/Music/Theater/Dance 2313 3 050   Eco 2301 or 2314 3  
Posi 2310 3 070   HP 3325 (statistics) or equivalent** 3  
CIS 1323 or CS 1308 3 050   HA 3308 Healthcare Org 3  
Elective 3     Elective 3  
Total Hours 15     Total Hours 15  

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fifth Semester Hours Core#
# Electives 5  
 Total Hours  5  

* See Texas State catalog for General Education core courses: http://www.txstate.edu/curriculumservices/general-information/general-core-curriculum.html

** Statistics equivalent (Psy 2301, Soci 3307, Math 2328, CJ 3347)

# Foreign Language Requirement - If you completed two years of the same foreign language in high school, submit a copy of your HS transcript to Admission - additional foreign language is not required.


PROFESSIONAL HA PROGRAM SEQUENCE

FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THE BHA PROGRAM FOR FALL 2011 AND AFTER, COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.  EACH SEMESTER IS PREREQUISITE TO THE NEXT SEMESTER.  ANY DEVIATION IN THE SEQUENCE MUST BE APPROVED.  THIS IS A FULL-TIME PROGRAM FOR FOUR (4) SEMESTERS.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Hours
HA 3309 Ethics in Health Professions 3
HA 3324 Supervisory Management for Healthcare Managers 3
HA 3315 Healthcare History, Culture and Language 3
HA 3329 Human Resources in Healthcare Management 3
HA 3375 Principles of Accounting for Healthcare Managers (prereq. Eco & Stat) 3
  Total Hours 15

 

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Hours
HA 3340 Management of Health Information Systems 3
HA 3341 Training and Professional Development in Healthcare 3
HA 3344 Patient Care Management & Quality Improvement in Health Care Integrated Delivery Systems 3
HA 3347* Essentials of Healthcare Law 3
HA 3376 Financial Management for Healthcare Managers (prereq. - HA 3375) 3
  Total Hours 15

 

FIRST AND SECOND SEMESTERS MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PRIOR TO THIRD SEMESTER - REGISTRATION APPROVAL FOR THIRD SEMESTER IS REQUIRED.

 

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Hours
HA 4305 Healthcare Services & Marketing 3
HA 4315 Health Services Problem Solving and Decision Making 3
HA 4318* Employement Law in Healthcare Management 3
HA 4320 Healthcare Seminar 3
HA 4325 Healthcare Strategic Management 3
HA 4141+ Healthcare Exit Exam Review & Exam 1
  Total Hours 16

 

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Hours
HA 4848 Healthcare Administrative Residency 8
  Total Hours 8

* number changes effective fall 2014 (formerly 4307 and 3345)

HA 4141+ - (Exit Exam Review) MUST PASS EXIT EXAM PRIOR TO FINAL RESIDENCY SEMESTER.