So many aspects of the healthcare field begin with biology. A foundational knowledge of this science can be a boon to various careers, including those who want to take on a role in the operation and coordination of medical organizations, clinics, and facilities.
About Salem’s Biology and Healthcare Management Bachelor’s Degree
If you want a comprehensive understanding of the biological sciences and how they can apply to medical and health services administration, Salem University’s Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Healthcare Management is for you. We embrace qualitative and quantitative approaches to support ethical decision-making and offer a supportive, diverse experience that combines classroom instruction by experienced faculty with skills-building exercises and real-world applications. A bachelor’s degree in biology can also be a great stepping-off point to getting your Master of Science in Health and Human Performance or your Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.
We’ve designed our bachelor’s degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule. Salem offers STEM Designated Degree Programs identified by the US Department of Homeland Security, signaling their importance to the Nation and the World.
What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Healthcare Management?
A bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in healthcare management can help you prepare for entry-level employment in areas like:
- Healthcare Administrator
- Healthcare Analyst
- Administrative Services Manager
- Hospital Unit Clerk
- Patient Services Representative
What Will I Learn in Salem’s Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Healthcare Management?
With Salem’s Healthcare Management specialization, you’ll start with gathering knowledge and skills related to physical and biological sciences. From there, you’ll build on that base by studying topics like foundational anatomy and physiology concepts; the structure and composition of living organisms at the cellular and macromolecular levels; evolutionary origins and physiology; chemical laws and principles; and the fundamentals of biochemistry, including protein sequences, enzyme kinetics, and metabolism. In your health services administration courses, you will focus on practical applications on these concepts so you can apply what you’re learning to the skills and tasks you’ll need in the field.
In your specialized Healthcare Management courses, you’ll cover topics like:
- The basics of healthcare management, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, marketing, government and regulatory oversight, and change management
- The principles and techniques of manpower management in organizations, including challenges and processes, labor law, HR policies and procedures for talent development, and the collective bargaining process
- The laws and regulations that govern healthcare facilities and programs, including privacy, rights, protections, and liabilities
- The economics, accounting, and finance principles applied to healthcare, including budgeting, capital expenditures, and investments
- The emerging global issues in healthcare, which include comparisons of international delivery systems, differential patient outcomes, and multicultural considerations
What Biology and Healthcare Management Classes Will I Take?
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program with a specialization in Healthcare Management requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core biology credits that include:
- BIO110 General Biology
- BIO111 General Biology 2
- BIO112 General Biology Lab
- BIO210 Anatomy & Physiology
- BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 2
- BIO499 Senior Capstone Project
- CHM110 General Chemistry
- CHM111 General Chemistry 2
- CHM112 General Chemistry Lab
- CHM210 Organic Chemistry
- CHM211 Organic Chemistry 2
- CHM212 Organic Chemistry Lab
- CHM350 Biochemistry
- CHM351 Biochemistry 2
- PHY110 General Physics
- PHY111 General Physics 2
- PHY112 General Physics Lab
You’ll also take 15 credits in the Healthcare Management specialization:
- MGT212 Introduction to Healthcare Management
- MGT222 Human Resources Management
- MGT225 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management
- MGT310 Economics and Healthcare Finance
- MGT426 International Issues in Healthcare Management
How Long Will It Take to Get My Biology and Healthcare Management Bachelor’s Degree?
On average, a full-time student can earn their Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with a specialization in Healthcare Management in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. Contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.
Why Should I Choose Salem University?
Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:
- Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
- A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
- Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
- Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
- A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students
Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.
Anyone who wishes to apply to our Bachelor of Science in Biology program must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- High school graduate or equivalent (such as a GED or international secondary institution).
High school transcripts (and/or college transcripts for transfer students) must be provided before the end of the first semester of study. International students will need to provide results of credential evaluation and English language capability.