Prepare for a career that impacts lives: You’ll do that here.

A healthcare administration degree prepares you for a management position in the fast-growing world of healthcare. Our graduates work in healthcare marketing, human resources, finance, and administration.

What You’ll Do

As a healthcare administration major at Southeast, you’ll gain real-world experiences in the field of healthcare.

  • Interact with qualified, award winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Study in Robert A. Dempster Hall, an efficient and beautiful business building with a look and feel of a corporate environment.
  • Participate in practicums and internships designed to provide real world experience in healthcare organizations

Healthcare Administration Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers 

  • $105k

    Medical and Health Services Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Medical and Health Services Manager is $104,830. 

  • $47k

    Medical Records Clerk

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Medical Records Specialists is $47,180.

  • $72k

    Claims Adjuster

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators is approximately $72,040.

What You'll Study

Degree Map

As a healthcare administration major, you’ll learn about the operation of a healthcare organization. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. 

Business Administration Core – 30 Hours Required

Required Courses:
  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From*:
  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses – 27 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A OR MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Analytics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Analytics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200-level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300-level business core and business major courses.

Healthcare Administration– 30 Hours* – No Minor Required

Required Courses:
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3)
  • HA473 Internship in Healthcare (3)
  • HA493 Independent Study in Healthcare Management (3)
  • HA510 Healthcare Performance Improvement (3)
  • HA520 Healthcare Quality & Values (3)
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • HA545 Healthcare Database Systems (3)
  • HA555 Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management (3)
  • HA556 Topics in Healthcare Management (3)
  • HA557 Healthcare Law & Regulatory Compliance (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budget/Reimburse (3)
  • HA586 Healthcare Strategy & Marketing (3)
  • *3 hours must be from HA540, HA545, or HA586
Additional Requirements:
  • MI001 Microsoft Excel Certification (0)
  • UI412 American Health Care System (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  
  • UI100 (1)  
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • MI001 (0) 
  • MI101 (3) 
  • SC105 (3) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • AC221 (3)  
  • EN140 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Sophomore Year  

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  
  • AC222 (3)  
  • BA252 (2)  
  • EC215 (3)  
  • QM257 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • BL255 (3)  
  • EC225 (3)  
  • QM258 (3)  
  • MG301 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  
  • FI361 (3)  
  • HA510 (3)  
  • MK301 (3)  
  • MI375 (3)
  • General Education (3)  
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • HA582 (3)  
  • HA557 (3)  
  • HA540 or HA545 or HA586 (3)
  • HA540 or HA545 or HA586 (3)
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (13 Hours)  
  • HA540 or HA545 or HA586 (3)  
  • HA520 (3)  
  • HA555 (3)
  • Elective (1)  
  • UI412 (3)  
Spring Semester (13 Hours)  
  • BA452 (1)  
  • BA490 (3)  
  • EC575 (3)
  • HA473 (3) 
  • International Course (3) 

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Accreditations

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Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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(573) 651-2121
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Dempster Hall, 260
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701