BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is now offering students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in healthcare administration.

“The College has a mission to educate students who in turn can become effective and honorable citizens who exemplify the morals of a world created of worth and value,” says Bethany President Dr. Jamie Caridi. “Through our healthcare administration program, Bethany College hopes to instill the values of ethical responsibility and commitment to Bethanians as they become the agents of change for the betterment of healthcare as a system.”

With a degree that unites business and healthcare, our future graduates will become fundamental leaders and contributors to various healthcare systems. Students who obtain a healthcare administration degree will acquire a foundation of skills that allow effective coordination of healthcare systems including operations and functions of a given entity. Upon completion of our healthcare administration major, students will be prepared for a wide range of management roles. Career pursuits may include working in management roles alongside administrators within private practices, pharmaceutical or insurance companies, or hospitals.

“Bethany College is dedicated to the education of students with applicable knowledge rooted in healthcare transformation and reform, change management, and strategic thinking,” says Provost and Dean of Faculty Dr. Anju Ramjee. “With high-quality faculty and continued support from the College, we are excited to present Bethanians with an opportunity to act as agents of change and innovation within the healthcare business world.”

The major’s courses are based on the functions, roles, and impacts of healthcare, applications of finance and accounting, and tracking and evaluating the financial status of healthcare organizations. Students will learn the ins and outs of the U.S. healthcare system while receiving rich management skills that will be applicable in their future pursuits. While pursuing their degree, students will have numerous opportunities to participate in project fairs.

Bethany’s healthcare administration program requires students to complete a healthcare strategy capstone course, which is a culmination of the healthcare administration and management programs. Students will apply strategic thinking to healthcare administration and complete a major project in which they propose a systemic change to a hospital or hospital system. By the end of this course, students will have honed and improved their relevant skills and created a portfolio project to show future prospective employers.