Bachelor of Arts

Health Care Administration

Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

MBU | Bachelor’s | Online – The Health Care Administration (HCA) major prepares students as administrators of health care programs and organizations. This program (the only endowed undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S.) is led by talented, experienced faculty and offers great networking opportunities.

Students can pursue a BA with a major in Health Care Administration. HCA majors can also add an emphasis in Public Health. Health Care Administration also is available as a minor.

Complete your Health Care Administration degree online.

Coursework for our HCA degree can be completed fully online through the university’s innovative Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Just like in-person classes, the Blackboard-interface business program emphasizes the development of strong conceptual skills in tandem with practical applications. MBU helps you fast-track your path to a HCA degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 12 credits (4 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System as well as the ability to earn up to 6 credits for work experience.


Career Paths

  • Clinics
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Public health departments

Courses & Requirements

36+ Credit Hours

Need to meet major requirements (51) plus degree requirements (120) either through MBU or transfer course work; a minimum of 36 need to be taken through MBU.

The 4+1 pathway allows undergraduate students to move seamlessly into the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program once you meet requirements.

Cost & Financial Aid

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities available at Mary Baldwin University.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

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