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JMU Major: Health Services Administration

Description of the Major | Degrees Offered | Concentrations | Minors |
Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major

Description of the Major

The health services administration major is offered by the Department of Health Sciences, an academic unit within the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

The Health Services Administration program prepares students for entry-level administrative positions and administrative staff support roles in various health organizations such as hospitals, hospital systems, ambulatory clinics, physician practices, nursing homes and managed care organizations. Health services administration is a dynamic and rewarding profession that combines students' interest in health, business and serving others.

Through case studies and applied learning activities, faculty help students gain an understanding of key management functions and techniques used in health organizations, current issues confronting administrators, and the role of administrators in assuring organizational performance.

Degrees Offered

B.S.

Concentrations

None

Minors

None

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Health Services Administration major when they register for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should complete a "Change or Declaration of Major” form and obtain the signature of the department head in the Health and Human Services Building, room 3126.

Progressing in the Major

Health Services Administration majors are required to minor in business; however, no more than 30 hours may be taken in the College of Business.