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Make a Difference in Today’s Health Care Organizations

Regis University’s HCA program builds a strong foundation in business and management with a focus on practical application in the health care setting. Find out how you can make a difference in health care today with our online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Degree.
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B.S. in Health Care Administration

B.S. in Health Care Administration Degree Overview

At Regis University, we understand that there are countless facets of health care to be explored. A Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree is one encompassing way to make a difference, by equipping yourself with the tools necessary to keep your hospital, managed care facility, consulting firm or any other health care facility humming. There are literally no limits to your future, once you have the skills to administer proper care to your patients and staff.

According to the 2012 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations 

The Health Care Administration Degree is offered 100 percent online! The online format allows you to advance your education, while maintaining full-time employment. The HCA program also includes a hands-on component allowing you on-the-job supervised experiences in areas such as hospital accounting, marketing, and public relations departments to name a few.

You don't have to choose between a desire to heal and a drive to lead. The HCA program can help you achieve both in a minimal amount of time. Your patients and staff will thank you.

Degree: Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Degree.

Online Format:  Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline: Rolling admission deadline so it’s never too late to apply. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of HCA Program:  The HCA curriculum requires a minimum of 128 semester hours and can be completed in just 24-30 months. Additional core requirements can be taken concurrently with the professional courses and in some cases, prior technical education in disciplines such as respiratory therapy may be accepted in transfer to meet general elective requirements.

Next Step:  Call us (303.458.4344) or email and we’ll help you step by step. 

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 128 semester hours. A minimum of 39 semester hours of coursework must be completed before beginning the major requirements.

Health Care Administration Core Requirements
English Composition 3 semester hours
Literature/Humanities/Oral and Written Communication 6 semester hour
Philosophy Elective 3 semester hours
Ethics in Health Care Services * 3 semester hours
Religious Studies 6 semester hours
Social Science/Economics/Business 12 semester hours
Natural Science/Mathematics/Computer Science 6 semester hours
Computer Requirement (Computer Literacy course within past 5 years or HSC 250) 3 semester hours
Introduction to Statistics (MT 274) 3 semester hours
Principles of Accounting I (AC 320A) 3 semester hours
Principles of Accounting II (AC 320B) 3 semester hour
General Electives 20 semester hours
Upper Division Electives 6 semester hours

*This course must be taken at Regis University.

Core studies requirements listed above may be taken at any regionally accredited institution. Review our transfer guides for recommended transfer coursework from Colorado Community Colleges and/or let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine which requirements you have fulfilled per your prior college credit.  We have several established articulation agreements with schools that allow for maximum credit for prior cousework.  Contact us for more details at healthcare@regis.edu.

Health Care Administration Major Requirements
HCA 408 Health Care Policy (3 semester hours)
HCA 410 Health Care Delivery Systems (3 semester hours)
HCA 412 Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems (3 semester hour)
HCA 413 Fundamentals of Managed Care (3 semester hours)
HCA 420 Marketing and Public Relations in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 423 Legal Aspects of Health Services (3 semester hours)
HCA 425 Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 428 Health Care Economics (3 semester hours)
HCA 432 Leadership and Management in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 450 Health Care Information Systems (3 semester hours)
HCA 452 Human Resource Management in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 458 Strategic and Project Management in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 460 Health Statistics and Research Methods (3 semester hours)
HCA 465 Health Care Finance (3 semester hours)
HCA 475 Communication in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCA 480 Health Care Administration Capstone (3 semester hours)
HCA 485 Administrative Internship (3 semester hours)

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $495
University Fees
Application Fee $50
Graduation Application Fee $50
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Additional costs may be incurred based on individual and program specific needs. Some costs are controlled by external vendors and are subject to change without notice. A complete list of all program specific requirements is provided to admitted students prior to the start date. The following list gives you an estimate of additional expenses but may not be inclusive of all needs. Expenses for books will be incurred, as well as potential costs for required technology not already owned. 

Other anticipated costs  Estimated Cost
Complio®/Compliance Tracking Annual Fee
Background Check and Drug Screen $69
Vaccinations Varies
Proof of Health Insurance

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Your first step is to create an account, a simple and quick form to get you started.

Get detailed application instructions, and transfer credit information.

You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.