Health Informatics & Administration:
B.S. Health Care Administration

Admission Requirements


The Health Care Administration Program is a four year curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Health Care Administration. Health Care Administration students begin by taking freshman and sophomore level foundtion courses in the biological sciences, health care administration, and health information administration, as well as the liberal arts. This course work provides a solid basis for the advanced study, which follows. Successful completion of a 16 week internship at an approved health care agency is required in the senior year. The curriculum also includes all necessary requirements for a minor in business administration

Curriculum | Application

Requirements for students who start the HCA program PRIOR to FALL 2012

Entry into the professional program is dependent upon:

  1. A grade of C+ or better in all Health Care Administration (HCA) and Health Sciences (HS) courses with the exception of BMS 301-305. A grade of C or better required in all other major courses.
  2. Completion of UWM's General Education Requirements for English and Math Proficiency.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 58 credits and all the required courses of the freshman and sophomore years.
  4. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.500.
  5. Completion of an application available from the CHS Office of Student Affairs, NWQB 6451

Requirements for students who start the HCA program Fall 2012 to present

Entry into the professional program is dependent upon:

  1. English and Math Proficiency, Comm 103, HCA 220, HS 102, and Econ 103 or 104 need to be complete.
  2. A grade of C+ or better in all Health Care Administration (HCA) and Health Sciences (HS) courses with the exception of BMS 301-305. A grade of C or better required in all other major courses. A grade of C or higher is required in all other major courses. Students who earn less than the necessary grade twice in any one of the major required courses will not be allowed a third attempt. As a result, a student will not be admitted to the major, and if previously admitted, will be dismissed from the HCA major.
  3. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.500.
  4. Completion of an application available from the CHS Office of Student Affairs, NWQB 6451

Academic Advising

We provide assistance to our students throughout the entire academic process. Our professional advisors assist students in planning their academic path and choosing course work that meets all University and health care administration requirements. Faculty advisors are assigned to students once they are admitted to the professional program and work with them, in conjunction with the professional advisor, until they graduate.

Students entering the University with credits from another institution must schedule an advising appointment to plan their course of study. To schedule an advising appointment, call the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs appointment line at (414) 229-2758. If you are unable to meet in person with your advisor, your non-UWM credits can be tentatively reviewed by sending a faxed or mailed copy of your transcript along with an explanatory cover letter to:

College of Health Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
Academic Advising
(414) 229-2758
FAX: (414) 229-3373
Email: chs-info@uwm.edu
Address: College of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
For an appointment, call (414) 229-2758.