Behavioral Science: Health Services Management Overview
With current demographics and evolving regulatory guidelines, career prospects are high for healthcare management professionals.
Few careers impact society as much as the delivery, organization and financing of healthcare services. The Behavioral Science Major with this concentration in Health Services Management is a 36-credit major. The Health Services Management specialization focuses your major and gives you knowledge and experiences that are directed toward an eventual goal of being a health services administrator.
The Health Services Management concentration is for students who are interested in working in the healthcare field, including:
- health insurance companies
- medical centers
The Mercy Advantage
Flexibility - You are able to adjust your schedule so that it fits around your life.
Faculty with practical experience and are leaders in their fields.
Internship opportunities so you can gain the hands-on knowledge that will set you apart from the competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll be prepared for employment in education, human services, business, government and law enforcement. A Behavioral Science major helps to prepare a person for any occupation involving people.
Individuals working or pursuing work in the administrative side of health care.
Yes. The major has 4 required courses and 8 electives which means that courses that you have taken already may be evaluated and may be credited toward your major. Such courses may also be counted as electives.
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
No, the specialization courses are within the 36 credits of the major.
Courses are offered often, so you’re not limited to just day classes. Also, the entire program is available online. A combination of online and campus courses has been a convenient arrangement for many students.
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Program Details & Curriculum
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Behavioral Science: 36 Credits
Open Electives: 24 Credits
Total: 120 Credits
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