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Health care isn’t only about the delivery of health services, there’s also a business management side. If you’re an EMT or another first responder and want to progress into business management to continue to deliver the best health services, the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management* degree program is a good place to start. The program will help you develop a foundational understanding of business specific to health care, while providing courses that focus on managing and planning emergency response operations. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our bachelor’s program prepares you to lead in emergency management.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) Program is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a health care curriculum that provides the graduate with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today’s challenging health industry. The BSHA curriculum focuses on the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to an ever expanding and diverse health care arena.
Coursework includes content in some of the following areas- management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, human resources, and information systems. Upon completion of the core curriculum healthcare students have the opportunity to select a concentration that is designed to expand their professional opportunities.
The Emergency Management concentration is designed for EMTs, First Responders, Firefighters, or any other emergency personnel that want to expand their knowledge and skills related to emergency management. Focus will be on principles of emergency management, managing emergency response operations, and planning and preparedness of emergency situations. In addition to the required course of study, students must satisfy General Education and Elective requirements to meet the 120 semester-credit minimums required for completion of the degree.
Note: The diploma awarded for this programs will read as: Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and will not reflect the concentration. Concentrations are reflected on the transcript only.
Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.
(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
*Although these courses are accepted by some state boards of nursing toward continuing licensing requirements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own state board for applicability.
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Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
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