Health Administration and Policy (Bachelor of Science)

With a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Administration and Policy (HAP), you will be prepared to be a leader in the modern health care industry. You’ll put patients first and gain a solid understanding of healthcare institutions, management processes, public policy and social issues.

You’ll enjoy learning health administration and policy if you enjoy working with people and want to promote social justice in healthcare. The program emphasizes the Jesuit values of ethical conduct and compassionate care.

Public Health Minors

A public health minor teaches you the science behind preventing disease, prolonging life and living healthily. You’ll study disease frequency in human populations and the interventions aimed at minimizing risk factors.

Health Administration and Policy Minor

The minor in health administration and policy helps students understand administration and policy issues as they relate to healthcare institutions. The program is helpful to students who seek to understand the healthcare system as an adjunct to their chosen career.


Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation. According to Georgetown University’s Center for Education and Workforce, the healthcare industry will add 5.6 million jobs in the next 5 years.

With a degree in health administration and policy, you can become a:

  • Hospital or clinic administrator
  • Healthcare practitioner (such as a doctor, nurse or dentist)
  • Informatics manager
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Managed care analyst
  • Financial coordinator for hospitals, clinics, private practices
  • Marketing manager for hospitals, clinics, private practices

Creighton HAP graduates are prepared to meet the complex and evolving challenges of healthcare today.

Job Placement

An undergraduate degree in health administration and policy is sufficient for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry. Most higher-level heath administration management positions require training and education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Creighton’s flexible program allows you to pick electives for your personal career objectives.

Advanced Study

Recent Creighton health administration and policy graduates have been admitted to medical, dental and law schools, as well as public health and health administration graduate programs at the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Washington, Colorado and more.

What You'll Learn

  • Healthcare management processes
  • Healthcare public policy
  • Social and ethical issues facing the healthcare industry


Student Organizations

  • Health Administration and Policy Student Association (HAPSA)

    Health Administration and Policy Student Association (HAPSA)

    • Share your interests in the healthcare field with your peers
    • Learn more about the future of the profession
    •  Network with healthcare executive mentors


A HAP internship is a program requirement of 100 hours a semester. Students work as entry-level administrative professionals in organizations involved in healthcare delivery, administration or policymaking. Open to juniors or seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5.

Admissions Requirements

Learn about general admissions requirements for Creighton University.

Tuition & Scholarships

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