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    Nov 12, 2014

    Dec 03

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    Dec 03, 2014

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  • Curriculum: Standard Track

    Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE (3 Credits)

    This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM (5 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students
    a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics. (Includes a 1 credit hour lab)

    Prerequisites Required: None

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE (5 Credits)

    Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

     

     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HU 200: CRITICAL EVALUATION IN THE HUMANITIES (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Major

    HA 405: LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the opportunity to examine and critically reflect on the nature and implications of leadership ethics in health care. Students examine key characteristics of ethical leadership, and the theoretical underpinnings of sound moral decision making and action of health care leaders. Processes for identifying and cultivating health care leaders, cultural competence, continued learning, and bioethics in health care are also explored.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HA 415: HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with information surrounding health care policy and economics. The focus is on defining public and private health care and the policy issues that surround them. Students also identify the roles of local, state, and national policymakers and describe the role and responsibility of the individual citizen with regard to health care policy and economics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HA 425: OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course addresses health care strategies and the laws that affect operational decisions. Strategic and tactical planning issues, with particular attention to marketing and strategic planning, opportunity assessment, and external analysis, are covered. Students also analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students compare total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HI 300: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    In this course, students implement and manage technology, gain knowledge of database architecture and design, and design and generate administrative reports. Enforcement of confidentiality, e-health security, and measures to protect health information are also stressed.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 410: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course centers on the foundations of health care organizations and systems, particularly the outside influences of licensing and accrediting agencies. The clinical classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures are detailed. The nontraditional role of the health information professional in management and administrative roles is also discussed. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 440: FINANCE FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with a description of the current financial environment in which health care organizations operate. It also supplies students, as future health care decision-makers, with an understanding of key health care finance concepts, basic managerial and accounting principles, the budget process, and tools used for financial analysis. Students will be provided focused information on financing, funding, and reimbursement of health services including for-profit, nonprofit, and managed care organizations, as well as governmental programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Discussions on the application of financial information give students useful information to make financial decisions to better the cost-effectiveness of an organization. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HS 450: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course addresses strategic planning and management to meet the challenges of U.S. domestic and global competition, within the context of organization development and management. Areas of concentration are organizational theory, leadership, regulatory compliance, conflict management, ethical issues related to power, teamwork, consumerism, innovation, quality improvement, health information systems strategy, and entrepreneurialism, and management of strategic alliances.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    100/200/300/400-LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES (12 Credits)

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HA 499: BACHELOR'S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (6 Credits)

    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. This course builds on the concepts of all courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health care administration.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Open Elective

    OPEN ELECTIVES (87 Credits)

    Total Open Elective Credits: 87
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated Master of Health Care Administration or Master of Public Health option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate elective.

    Prior Degree

    Comparable Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree (90 Credits)

    Total Prior Degree Credits: 90
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Comparability is determined by a course-by-course examination of the prior associate's or bachelor's degree against the core requirements of a Kaplan University associate’s degree.

    Core

    CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE (3 Credits)

    This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM (5 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students
    a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics. (Includes a 1 credit hour lab)

    Prerequisites Required: None

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE (5 Credits)

    Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

     

     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HU 200: CRITICAL EVALUATION IN THE HUMANITIES (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Major

    HA 405: LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the opportunity to examine and critically reflect on the nature and implications of leadership ethics in health care. Students examine key characteristics of ethical leadership, and the theoretical underpinnings of sound moral decision making and action of health care leaders. Processes for identifying and cultivating health care leaders, cultural competence, continued learning, and bioethics in health care are also explored.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HA 415: HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with information surrounding health care policy and economics. The focus is on defining public and private health care and the policy issues that surround them. Students also identify the roles of local, state, and national policymakers and describe the role and responsibility of the individual citizen with regard to health care policy and economics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HA 425: OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course addresses health care strategies and the laws that affect operational decisions. Strategic and tactical planning issues, with particular attention to marketing and strategic planning, opportunity assessment, and external analysis, are covered. Students also analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students compare total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HI 300: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    In this course, students implement and manage technology, gain knowledge of database architecture and design, and design and generate administrative reports. Enforcement of confidentiality, e-health security, and measures to protect health information are also stressed.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HS 410: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course centers on the foundations of health care organizations and systems, particularly the outside influences of licensing and accrediting agencies. The clinical classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures are detailed. The nontraditional role of the health information professional in management and administrative roles is also discussed. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HS 440: FINANCE FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with a description of the current financial environment in which health care organizations operate. It also supplies students, as future health care decision-makers, with an understanding of key health care finance concepts, basic managerial and accounting principles, the budget process, and tools used for financial analysis. Students will be provided focused information on financing, funding, and reimbursement of health services including for-profit, nonprofit, and managed care organizations, as well as governmental programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Discussions on the application of financial information give students useful information to make financial decisions to better the cost-effectiveness of an organization. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HS 450: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (6 Credits)

    This course addresses strategic planning and management to meet the challenges of U.S. domestic and global competition, within the context of organization development and management. Areas of concentration are organizational theory, leadership, regulatory compliance, conflict management, ethical issues related to power, teamwork, consumerism, innovation, quality improvement, health information systems strategy, and entrepreneurialism, and management of strategic alliances.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    100/200/300/400-LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES (12 Credits)

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HA 499: BACHELOR'S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (6 Credits)

    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. This course builds on the concepts of all courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health care administration.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Open Elective

    OPEN ELECTIVES (12 Credits)

    Total Open Elective Credits: 12
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated Master of Health Care Administration or Master of Public Health option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate elective.

    Tuition & Fees: Standard Track

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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