Health Management | Undergraduate
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree prepares students to perform executive management tasks with the goal of achieving a lifelong career in a wide variety of organizations that deliver health care services.
The Health Management department offers the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences which is designed to prepare students to perform executive management tasks with the goals of achieving lifelong career in a wide variety of organizations that deliver health care services, as well as pursue an advanced degree in health and business related graduate schools nationally and internationally.
The program's four-year curriculum is made of 120 semester credit hours which are organized into lower and upper divisions with concentration in health management sciences. Within the Lower Division, freshman and sophomores take required liberal arts and sciences coursework which span from general sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, African American studies, and more. The Upper Division consists of the junior and senior years in which students will take concentrated multidisciplinary health management coursework in specialized areas such as health management systems, business administration, accounting, information systems, organization and behavior management, human resources management, community health, health care policies, finance and insurance, capstone seminar, and a management internship.
Graduates of the program are prepared to assume management roles in such organizations as hospitals, long term care facilities, managed care organizations, health insurance agencies, and health departments. In addition, upon successful completion of the Program the graduates will be equipped to pursue graduate programs in health administration, public health, and other related graduate studies.
The Health Management Program is certified as a full member of the American University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The Health Management Program has continued its full-membership and certification since 2003. AUPHA is a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies Health Administration Programs located in schools and colleges in the United States.
Lower Division Admission Requirements
First-Time-In-College (FTIC) applicants considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Health Management must present proof of having met the following criteria:
- An official high school transcript or GED certificate must be sent directly from the high school to the Howard University Office of Admissions showing courses pursued, grades earned, rank in class, and proof of graduation.
- English (4 courses)
- Mathematics (3 courses, including Algebra I and II, and either Trigonometry, Geometry, or Calculus)
- Biology (1 course)
- Chemistry (1 course)
- Physical education, orientation, social sciences, etc. (7 courses)
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 and a "C" or above grade in the required prerequisite courses before transferring to the Upper Division.
Upper Division Admission Requirements
Howard University students who completed coursework of the Lower Division (Health Sciences) and seek to transfer into the Upper Division (Health Management) must meet the following criteria:
- Submit an intra-university or inter-departmental transfer application for admission into the Department of Health Sciences and Management with a concentration in Health Management Sciences.
- Students who have previously entered the Health Sciences program as a First-Time-In-College freshman who are completing the four-year curriculum and have declared the Health Management concentration are not required to submit a transfer application.
- Complete at least 61 credit hours of coursework in the Lower Division (freshman and sophomore prerequisites).
- Completion of required prerequisite courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Submit a career statement expressing interest in pursuing a career in Health Management/Administration (1-2 pages). The statement is optional for transfer students and students who have already declared the Health Management concentration.
- Complete personal interview by the faculty of the Health Management program.