2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Administration, B.S. (SJC Brooklyn and SJC Long Island)

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Lauren G. Pete, J.D., Ph.D., Chairperson
John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., Associate Chairperson


The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree prepares you for a career in the expansive field of healthcare. The opportunities are exceptional on Long Island since it is home to the largest private employer in New York State, Northwell Health with over 70,000 employees. In addition, we have several other healthcare providers on Long Island like Catholic Health and Stony Brook plus large Manhattan-based systems like Mount Sinai, NYU-Langone and Memorial Sloan Kettering are partnering with local hospitals.

Our program provides you with a rich and comprehensive educational experience that includes an internship, prominent guest lecturers, excellent professors, and small classes.

Your internship provides you with a real-life experience of how these large systems function and equally important an opportunity to network with potential future employers.

Saint Joseph has longstanding and strong relationships with all the Long Island-based healthcare systems. Senior executives often come on campus to guest lecture. Our guest lecturers will help identify career opportunities and become part of your network of healthcare contacts.

All our Long Island professors have worked in the field, so you get the latest trends that are effecting the industry. Small classes permit students to get individual attention and support in all aspects of your education.

There is a common misconception that you need to be clinical to work in healthcare but the reality is that just about the one half of the jobs in healthcare are non-clinical. Upon completion of our degree you will be well equipped to enter the field of healthcare and compete for the many positions available.


The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration promotes the career and educational advancement of health care professionals, improves the health care delivery system, and meets the needs of the individuals and communities which that system serves. Also Available Online.

This major fosters the development of knowledge skills, intellectual skills, and personal value systems. The program provides students with the opportunity to explore and understand diverse ideas and cultures as they relate to the provision of health care services.

A minimum of 21 credits with an HA identifier must be taken at St. Joseph’s College (MAT 151  may be applied toward this requirement).

The Department reserves the right to require an additional English writing course(s) at any point in a student’s program if deemed appropriate based on the student’s writing level.

Core Courses:

For information about specific courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements, consult the current Core Curriculum Guide  

Major Electives: 15 Credits

  • 6 credits from Health Administration offerings
  • 9 additional credits to be taken in Health Administration,  Human Services or related areas, or in courses applicable to the Management Certificate.

Social Science: 3 Credits

Liberal Arts Requirements: 35 Credits

Other Electives: 30 Credits

Total: 120 Credits (Effective students entering Fall 2015)

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