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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Carrington’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) is an online degree program for students pursuing leadership or clinical science careers in healthcare administration. The degree program welcomes both students who are new to the healthcare industry and those with experience in the field.
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BSHCA Program Details

Program Details

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see page 236 of the Academic Catalog.

The Carrington College Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is offered online and the degree is conferred by the College’s Sacramento, California, campus.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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Interdisciplinary coursework includes building skills in critical thinking, communication, management, and ethics


Earn your BSHCA degree in as few as 3 years. Degree is conferred from Carrington’s Sacramento campus


This program is conveniently delivered online


For complete tuition costs, refer to the Carrington College Academic Catalog

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Career Opportunities

Our rigorous Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration coursework may prepare you for entry to mid-level administrative positions in healthcare facilities. Speak with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Advisor to learn more about healthcare administration training at Carrington.

The skills and knowledge you gain from earning a BSHCA degree may help you perform the duties and responsibilities expected of a medical and health services manager.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics1, medical and health services managers responsibilities vary by employer, but they can include:

  • Developing goals and objectives related to efficiency and quality of healthcare services
  • Ensuring that the facility in which they work complies with laws and regulations
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets and manage finances, including patient fees and billing
  • Recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff members
  • Create work schedules
  • Representing the facility or department at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Keeping and organizing records of facility services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
  • Developing reports and budgets

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What Will I Learn?

Disseminate knowledge to a variety of healthcare professionals

Analyze complex scientific concepts to solve healthcare-related problems

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills for leadership roles in healthcare organizations

Apply principles of science to enhance quality assurance for the healthcare team

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration FAQ

  • What is healthcare administration?

    Healthcare administration encompasses the people and processes involved in keeping a healthcare facility or system running smoothly. Also known as health services management or healthcare management, this vital area of the industry is responsible for the business side of healthcare, from staffing, operations management, and records maintenance to ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Professionals in healthcare administration draw on core competencies for critical thinking, management, and communication, as well as a foundational understanding of the industry, to more effectively manage their medical or healthcare organizations.

  • How do I become a healthcare administrator?

    Healthcare is big business, and business professionals are needed to help healthcare organizations run smoothly providing quality patient care. There are a number of entry-level healthcare jobs aspiring professionals could pursue on the business side of healthcare. The right degree program could go a long way toward helping you prepare for an administrative healthcare career. At Carrington College, our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) offers coursework to help you build administrative skills for staffing, operations, recordkeeping, and more.

  • What does a healthcare administrator do?

    Healthcare administrators fulfill a number of roles and responsibilities for their organizations. They can work with patient-care providers, vendors, insurance companies, patients, and more to keep the lights on while ensuring quality care. Bottom line, they are responsible for maintaining the integrity and viability of their healthcare organization. A bachelor’s degree in health administration offers the administrative essentials and business understanding to be successful in the industry. At Carrington College, our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) is designed to help you build skills in areas like operations management, staffing, budgeting, compliance, and recordkeeping as well as competencies in critical thinking and communication.

  • What is a healthcare administrator?

    A healthcare administrator is a professional on the business side of a healthcare organization. They do not provide patient care, but the services they do render ensure the viability of their organization to provide quality care. They are often involved in leadership roles, both tactical and strategic. They can help determine a strategic vision for their organization’s future while working with vendors to ensure medical equipment is delivered on time. A degree in healthcare admin, such as the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHCA) from Carrington College, could help you prepare for entry- and mid-level administrative positions in the industry.


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