2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Healthcare Administration, BPS

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Associate Dean:

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Practice 
College of Professional Studies, rywillia@syr.edu

Administrative Director:

Charlotte Stahrr, Academic Program Administrator
College of Professional Studies, cstahrr@syr.edu
Program Questions, contact the College of Professional Studies at 315-443-9378, or email parttime@syr.edu

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The Bachelor of Professional Studies major in Healthcare Administration provides foundational knowledge of the healthcare field combined with business, finance, electronic records management, human resources, project management, negotiation, and conflict management skills. This diverse course blending, balanced with health and management cores, prepares graduates for career placement or advancement in the healthcare field.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply leadership and management concepts and theory to effectively devise and facilitate sustainable organizational processes, operations, and strategies.
  2. Critically analyze concepts and theory related to communicable disease, its impact globally and locally, and to effectively manage and prevent further transmission.
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence in applying financial management models to health care organizations.
  4. Apply health care law, ethics, and the protection of electronic records to policy and procedure development.
  5. Articulate strategies for developing wellness initiatives at the organizational, personal, and client level.

Liberal Studies Core - 30-32 credits

The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-8 credits)

Choose Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Humanities (Choose 6 credits)

Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Social Science (Choose 6 credits)

Any course listed in the Social Science Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Natural Science (Choose 3 credits)

Any course listed in the Natural Science Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Critical Reflections on Ethical and Social Issues (Choose 3 credits)

Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical and Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement

Professional Competencies Core (30 credits)

The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.


19-21 Credits (or as many needed to reach 120)


The degree is administered by the College of Professional Studies. Each student should consult with their Academic Advisor to structure a plan for degree completion.

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