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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student admitted to Texas State may declare Pre-Healthcare Administration as the major. To declare Pre-Healthcare as a major, contact the Health Professions Advising Center or School of Health Administration.
  2. Continuation into the Healthcare Administration major is guaranteed to students who:
    1. have an overall GPA of 2.00;
    2. are in good academic standing at Texas State;
    3. have successfully completed their general education core curriculum; and
    4. have completed the following support courses with a “C” or higher: MATH 1315 or an equivalent, ECO 2301 or 2314, HP 3325 or an equivalent, and HA 3308.
  3. To declare Heathcare Adminstration as the student's major and continue into junior level, first semester Healthcare Administration courses, the student must complete a change of major form with the School of Health Administration. Students can begin their junior level, first semester Healthcare Administration courses in a fall or spring semester only.

 General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. 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.
  5. All students are required to complete a residency for the B.H.A. 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 B.H.A. Program Director and/or the Field Placement Coordinator to determine if you will be able to complete the residency requirement. Issues with the background check could impact residency placement and ability for employment in the healthcare industry.
  6. All students must pass an EXIT exam administered in HA 4141.
  7. All students are required to have attained a grade of "C" or higher in each HA course. Students are required to take HA courses in a prescribed sequence. All 3000-level courses must be completed before enrolling in any 4000-level courses. All 4000-level courses must be completed before enrolling in field placement.
  8. Students are allowed to repeat each HA course once, and only once, to improve their grade. In the event that B.H.A. students do not make a “C” or better when repeating a course, they will be suspended from the major. B.H.A. students suspended from the B.H.A. program have a right of appeal and should contact the B.H.A. Director.

  9. All students are required to pass an EXIT exam administered in HA 4141 before enrolling in field placement.
  10. All students must have attained a 2.00 Texas State GPA or better and 2.25 HA GPA or better.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 010\3 
Component Area Option 0903Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603 
Mathematics Component Code 02023Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
US 110011  
 16 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
Component Area Option 0903Government/Political Science Component Code 0703Elective5
Creative Arts Component Code 0503ECO 2301 or 2314 (TCCN ECON 1301 or 2302 )3 
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703Choose one of the following:3 
ISAN 1323 or CS 1308 (TCCN BCIS 1305 or COSC 1301)3  
PSY 2301 (TCCN PSYC 2317)
 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 43223  
HA 43253  
HA 41411  
 16 8 
Total Hours: 120

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


One course from the following may be chosen to satisfy the Mathematics Component Code 020: MATH 1315 (TCCN 1314), MATH 1319 (TCCN 1324), MATH 1329 (TCCN MATH 1325), MATH 2417 (TCCN 2412), or MATH 2471 (TCCN 2413).