Thomas Jefferson UniversityJefferson College of Health Professions

Main menu:

Health Services Management (BS-HSM)


The BS in Health Services Management prepares individuals for entry-level management in a wide variety of healthcare settings – hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, clinics, ambulatory care centers, welfare departments, rehabilitation centers and public health agencies.

 Managers within these organizations plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare services. They may be generalists who administer, manage or help to manage entire facilities or systems, or specialists who manage clinical departments or services specific to the healthcare industry. All healthcare managers deal with finances, budgets, personnel, computer systems, laws and legal requirements, program planning and evaluation and organizational behavior, including politics and conflict.

Program Length

123 credits, including an internship

Admissions Requirements

  • Pre-application advising session through the Department of General Studies
  • 15-60 transferable college credits (grade of C or higher) with approximate GPA of 3.0
  • Submission of official transcripts
  • Completed application form and fee

Graduation Requirements

  • At least 30 credits of the degree program must be earned at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Students must achieve an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all course designated as major requirements.


MUSC 101 Music Appreciation

General Education Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Art 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation  
HUMN 111 Philadelphia and the Arts  
United States History 6
Mathematics* 3
Natural Science – from one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics
BIOL 200 Body Form and Function
HLTH 101 Personal Health and Wellness
HLTH 302 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Social Science -- from four of the following disciplines: anthropology, communications, political science, psychology, sociology, religious studies.
POSC 101 Government of the United States
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Cultural
ANT 101 Anthropology
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communications
REL 104 World Religions
Computer Applications or demonstration of computer competency 3
Total - General Education Requirements

Foundation Requirements Credits
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 101 Principles of Finance 3
HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization 3
HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking 3
MATH 102 Precalculus 3
MATH 301 Statistics 3
MGMT 101 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Total - Foundation Requirements

Major Requirements Credits
ECON/HCA 401 Healthcare Policy and Economics 3
HCA 303 Business and Healthcare Law 3
HCA 350 Principles of Public Health & Epidemiology 3
HCA 351 Strategic Planning & Marketing for HSOs 3
HCA 412 Compliance, Quality & Outcomes Analysis in HSOs 3
HMIS 310 Management Information Systems in Healthcare 3
HMIS 420 Informatics Analysis and Utilization in HSOs 3
MGMT 102 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 304 Management & Organizational Theory in HSOs 3
MGMT 407 Financial Management of HSOs 3
MGMT 408 Program Planning & Evaluation in HSOs 3
MGMT 410 Leadership and Strategy: Advanced Seminar 3
PHIL 301 Healthcare Ethics 3
Total - Major Requirements 39

MGMT 411 Internship 3
Free Electives 15
Degree Total

* College algebra or higher (Students demonstrating college-level algebra proficiency may take pre-calculus or calculus to satisfy both the General Education and Foundation mathematics requirements; they may take a free elective in its place)