Incoming undergraduates can choose from two Health Management Systems Bachelor's degrees:
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. This traditional pathway offers several options for business-related minors.
The Pre-Health degree track educates students who wish to combine an understanding of the business of healthcare with preparation to pursue medical, dental or other health professional school after graduation.
Qualified Health Management Systems students may also utilize the services and advisement through the University's Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program. This program has a competitive admission process and can complement the BSHMS Pre-Health degree offerings. Students may apply to the PMHPP at the time of application to the University or through a secondary admissions process.
This program combines standard pre-med courses such as chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology with key courses in business and information technology, such as healthcare finance, managed care, information science, database management and health law. Students also have room in their curriculum to pursue more advanced science content that can be customized to their specific health profession goal.
This will prove to be very valuable as health care professionals today not only practice clinical medicine, but also work in managed care organizations, public health, and university medical centers. This degree track provides this critical training along the way to a bachelor's degree.