The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies: Health Care Management provides an academic foundation for students pursuing managerial careers in health care. The program includes courses that examine scientific, social, political, economic, ethical and organizational issues in health care and that also address implications for public policy. These courses underscore the complex, interdisciplinary nature of health care today and the mandate for critical thinking, contextual understanding and ethical behavior across all related fields and careers.

The program equips students with an academic foundation for work in a variety of health care professions, including, but not limited to, hospital administration, community health and public health.


Units of Basic Requirements


Units of Distribution Requirements


Units in Health Care Management


Units of Elective Requirements

Basic Requirements – 18 units

All School of Continuing & Professional Studies undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements.

  • Analytical Writing (U11 111)*
  • Critical and Researched Writing (U11 203)*
  • One additional 3-unit advanced writing course, which may be chosen from EComp 304 Exposition, EComp 3120 Argumentation, EComp 324 Writing for Public Speaking, or EComp 331 Technical Writing.*
  • One 3-unit course in numerical applications with a minimum grade of C-
  • One 3-unit course in moral reasoning
  • One 3-unit course in cultural diversity: Courses that satisfy the cultural diversity requirement explore issues of global human diversity and the interactions among cultures.

These requirements are effective as of Spring 2023. Students admitted to School of Continuing & Professional Studies programs prior to Spring 2023 are expected to fulfill the requirements in place at the time of their admission.

This program is offered either mostly or fully online. Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time. F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program. The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program. If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment. F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).

*Students who receive a grade lower than a C- in EComp 111 Analytical Writing taken at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies must repeat the course. Students who receive a grade lower than a C- in EComp 203 Critical and Researched Writing taken at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies must, in consultation with the Department of English and the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, choose between two options to satisfy the requirement: (1) repeat the course; or (2) complete a 3-unit composition tutorial with a grade of C or higher. Students who have completed English composition courses at another college or university should be well prepared for the required writing courses at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and transfer credit will be awarded for this work according to our regular transfer credit policies. However, new students will begin with EComp 111 in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies. Students who feel they have a strong writing background may petition to take a placement test to demonstrate the skills needed to begin with EComp 203 instead. All students will complete EComp 203 and a 300-level writing course at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.

Distribution Requirements – 27 units

27 units, 9 units in each area noted below.  Field-of-study courses also may fulfill basic and distribution requirements; however, each distribution area must include course work from at least two disciplines:

  • Humanities: (9 credits) Courses from Art History, Classics, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Foreign Languages, Music, and Speech
  • Social Sciences: (9 credits) Courses from Anthropology; Economics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics: (9 credits) Courses from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, and Science

These requirements are effective as of Summer 2023. Students admitted to CAPS programs prior to Summer 2023 are expected to fulfill the requirements in place at the time of their admission.

Field of Study Requirements – 27 units

Students in BSIS programs must complete a certificate, tailoring their degree to their educational and professional goals. Students in BSIS programs must also complete a Community Engagement course. A designated course in the Health Care Management program will fulfill this requirement.

  • Econ 1011 – Introduction to Microeconomics (3 units)
  • Phil 233 – Biomedical Ethics (3 units)
  • Bus 263 – Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 units)
  • Bus 339 – Principles of Management (3 units)
  • Comm 234 – Foundations of Communications 3 or Comm 262 Integrated Strategic Communications
  • HCARE 313 – Introduction to Public Health (3 units)
  • HCARE 314 – Health Care Finance (3 units)
  • HCARE 355 – Health Care Policy (3 units)
  • ISLA 352 – Integrated Studies Capstone: Professional Track (3 units)

Elective Requirements – 3 units

Students choose from among the following:

  • Econ 352 – Health Economics (3 units)
  • Psych 358 – Health Psychology (3 units)
  • Comm 372 – Crisis Communications (3 units)
  • Bus 364 – Strategic Planning (3 units)

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