Bachelor of Healthcare Administration (B.H.A.) Major in Healthcare Administration

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student in Texas State may declare Pre-Healthcare Administration as the major. To declare Pre-Healthcare Administration as a major, contact the School Administrative Assistant and schedule an appointment with the B.H.A. Director.
  2. Admission to the Healthcare Administration program is competitive with a limited number of applicants accepted to each class. In addition to the minimum criteria for program consideration, applicants to the B.H.A. program are required to have an interview with the B.H.A. Program Director.
  3. A Texas State GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for application for admission.
  4. Successful completion of all general education core and support courses with a “C” or better in the following courses: MATH 1315 or an equivalent, ECO 2301 or 2314, HP 3325 or an equivalent, and HA 3308.
  5. Completion of the PUG (punctuation, usage, grammar) test with a passing score (70% or higher). Applicants are allowed to take the PUG a maximum of three times. Contact the testing center at: (The cost is $40 per exam for current Texas State students). Addtional information on the PUG can be found here:
  6. Completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance to the BHA Program. You must complete prerequisites and meet the above requirements for program acceptance. If accepted and you fail to complete prerequisites, your enrollment in HA classes will be delayed until prerequisites are completed.

  7. The application packet to the BHA program should be submitted by the posted deadline and include:  BHA Application (Click here), Interview Sheet signed by the BHA Program Director (See below) Interview with the BHA Program Director -- signature required on the application; Copy of current schedule (Texas State and other college or university); Statement of Purpose; Passing score on PUG must be on file by application deadline.
  8. The Statement of Purpose is a short essay that explains why you wish to be admitted to this program. It provides information about your interest in the health administration profession. The essay should be no longer than one single-spaced page. Be sure to check your essay’s grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  9. The application packet is due: (if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, application is due by NOON next working day) Application Deadline for spring - October 1 and the Application Deadline for fall - March 1
  10. Applications are to be turned in to Ms. Julie Carroll in the HA Office - HPB 250. 

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  3. All students are required to complete a residency for the BHA. The Joint Commission requires accredited healthcare facilities to complete criminal background checks on all employees. Therefore, a background check is required during your 3rd semester (enrollment in HA 4141) prior to the residency semester. If there is any reason that could prevent your placement at a facility, you will be asked to meet with the BHA Program Director and/or the Field Placement Coordinator to determine if you will be able to complete the residency requirement.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ENG 13103ENG 13203 
COMM 13103HIST 13203 
HIST 13103Life and Physical Sciences13 
Select one of the following:3Social and Behavioral Sciences13 
 PHIL 1305 or 13203 
Life and Physical Sciences13  
US 110021  
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
English Literature13POSI 23203Elective5
Select one of the following:3ECO 2301 or 23143 
 Select one of the following:3 
POSI 23103  
CIS 1323 or CS 13083  
 HA 33083 
 15 15 5
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HA 33093HA 33413 
HA 33243HA 33403 
HA 33153HA 33763 
HA 33753HA 33443 
HA 33293HA 33473 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HA 43053HA 48488 
HA 43153  
HA 43183  
HA 43203  
HA 43253  
HA 41411  
 16 8
Total Hours: 120

See Academic Services section of the catalog for course options that satisfy Literature, Life and Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences components. 


If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. See the College Advising Center.