program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer students, both traditional and nontraditional students.
Entry requirements for community college transfers include:
Community college students are encouraged to apply prior to completing their degree program, indicating their anticipated degree completion date from their community college.
- Successful completion of an associate degree program with a grade-point average of 2.5 or better.
- Completion of 01:355:101 Expository Writing (3) or its equivalent with a C or better.
The health administration major prepares students for entry-level positions leading to an administrative career path in the health care sector. Students learn to address administrative and management problems in long-term and acute care venues, deal with third-party payer and employment situations, and employ microeconomic theory to justify management decisions. They learn the regulations related to union, human resources, and institutional management practices, as well as the policy and ethical contexts in which administrative decisions are made. The major leads to the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree awarded by the Edward J.Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Students seeking the health administration major must have completed at
least 30 credits before applying to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning
and Public Policy. Successful applicants will have completed the prerequisite
courses with a grade of C or better, and have achieved an overall grade-point average of at least 2.5. Please see the school website for further information.
Students interested in a related minor course of study are
referred to the public health management certificate within the public health
For the most current configuration of courses for this major, please see the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.
Prerequisite Course (3 credits)01:355:101 Expository Writing (3)
Recommended Lower-Division Core Courses (6 credits)
Core courses listed immediately below are almost universally offered and it is recommended that they are completed at the community college or during the first two years as an undergraduate at Rutgers or other four-year college or university. They are not required prior to admission to the program.
10:775:205 Basic Statistical Methods (4)
or equivalent (3-4)
10:501:207 Accounting for Supervisors/Professionals (3) or equivalent
(Completion of these courses prior to admission will provide transfer students more flexibility in scheduling once at the Edward J. Bloustein School.)
Major Requirements (501, 501D) (49-55 credits)
10:501:203 Introduction to Health Administration (3)
10:501:207 Accounting for Supervisors/Professionals (3) (if not taken at a lower division)
10:501:260 Health Care Systems (3)
10:775:205 Basic Statistical Methods (3-4) or equivalent (if not taken at a lower division)10:775:300 Writing for Professionals (3)
One of the following:
10:501:332 Health Care Economics (3)
Administrative Issues for Health Care Managers (3)
Human Resources and Health Administration (3)
- 10:501:483 Special Topics: Human Resource Management and Health Administration (3)
10:501:333 Financial Aspects of Health Administration
10:501:335 Population Health (3) Prerequisite: 10:501:203
10:501:354 Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3)
10:501:356 Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
10:501:363 Health Systems Operations (3) Prerequisite: 10:501:203
10:775:395 Research Methods (4) (Open to majors only) Prerequisite: 10:775:205 or equivalent
10:501:410 Information Systems for Health Care (3) Prerequisites: 10:501:203 and 10:501:333
10:501:425 Financial Management (3) Prerequisite: 10:501:333
10:775:450 Leadership Seminar (3) (Open to majors only) Prerequisites: 10:775:300; minimum 85 credits
10:775:499 Professional Practice Internship (6) Prerequisites: 10:775:300, 10:775:395, 10:775:450, and 100 credits
Concentration in Long-Term Care
interested in a career in long-term care must complete the health administration major, as well as 10:832:341 Public Health and Aging, 10:501:342 Long-Term Care
Management, and complete the 10:775:499 Professional Practice Internship in a
long-term care setting in preparation for taking the New Jersey State Nursing
Home Administrator Licensing Exam.
General Education Requirements (24 credits)
|Expository Writing||3||Fulfilled by prerequisite|
|Intensive Writing||3||Fulfilled within the major|
|College-Level Math||3||Fulfilled by prerequisite|
|Arts and Humanities||3|
|Arts and Humanities ||3|