Health Administration and Policy Major (Bachelor of Science)
With a Bachelor of Science (BS) in health administration and policy (HAP), you will be prepared to be a leader in the modern health care industry. Here, you’ll learn to put patients first and gain a solid understanding of health care institutions, management processes, public policy and social issues.
The health administration and policy major is right for you if you enjoy working with people and want to promote social justice in health care. At Creighton, the program emphasizes the Jesuit values of ethical conduct and compassionate care. Here, you’ll learn how to help create a better, healthier world.
What You’ll Learn
Creighton health administration and policy graduates are prepared to meet the complex and evolving challenges of health care today. In this program, students will explore:
- Health care management processes
- Health care public policy
- Social and ethical issues facing the health care industry
As a health administration and policy major, you’ll take classes like:
- Health Finance and Budgeting
- Public Policy and Health Care
- Managerial Communication
- Bioethics and Society
Visit our course catalog for the full curriculum.
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Health Administration and Policy Minor
The minor in health administration and policy helps students understand administration and policy issues as they relate to health care institutions. The program is helpful to students who seek to understand the health care system as an adjunct to their chosen career.
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
In the Health Administration and Policy Student Association (HAPSA) organization, students can:
- Share interests in the health care field with peers
- Learn more about the future of the profession
- Network with health care executive mentors
Recent Creighton health administration and policy graduates have been admitted to medical, dental and law schools, as well as public health and health administration graduate programs at the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Washington, Colorado and more.
One of the curriculum requirements is a health administration and policy internship. Student interns work for 100 hours to gain three hours of academic credit (approximately 7 hours a week). Students work as entry-level administrative professionals in organizations involved in health care delivery, administration or policymaking. Open to juniors or seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5.
An undergraduate degree in health administration and policy is sufficient for an entry-level position in the health care industry. Most higher-level heath administration management positions require training and education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Creighton’s flexible program allows you to pick electives for your personal career objectives.