Philosophy of undergraduate education

Healthcare Leadership

The faculty believes that the purpose of university-based undergraduate education is to prepare healthcare professionals whose practice is informed by theory and research. Preparation for various roles requires knowledge of the arts, sciences, and humanities, together with content and processes specific to leadership. An interdisciplinary emphasis engages students in a broad range of ideas and knowledge.

The members of the faculty believe that their teaching styles need to take into account the diverse nature of how students learn. We are a community of learners and scholars— a community that is created in collaboration with students.

The Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership curriculum focuses on critical thinking and analysis, communication, and diversity. The baccalaureate degree enables individuals to assume leadership roles in a range of professions. Graduates collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in complex organizational systems to improve health care access, cost, and quality.

Students in the BA in Healthcare Leadership program include those who have completed a minimum of 60 credits; students may have a career interest or work experience in a healthcare or related setting. Courses are scheduled to enable students to continue employment while enrolled in the program.

June 2009