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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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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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Carrington’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree is built for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. We aim to provide graduates with the multidisciplinary skills needed to lead and tackle intricate challenges and demands in healthcare.

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Find Your Path in Healthcare Administration

Talk to a Carrington College Enrollment Services Advisor about your options and how you could earn your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree online, in as few as 3 years.

Transfer credit is available for prospective students who have a certificate or associate’s degree in a healthcare-related field. This may reduce the amount of time required to earn the degree. An Enrollment Services Advisor can provide personalized information about how this will impact the length of your BSHCA program.

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

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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Program Details

Cost & Financial Aid

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 the Academic Catalog.

Program Availability

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.

Accreditation & Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 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.

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