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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supervision and Management (Healthcare Administration), BAS

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Program: U5330

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management Program provides individuals who have an associate’s degree or the equivalent the opportunity to further their education and advance in their chosen professions. Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in a concentrated area of study and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management.

The Healthcare Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree program prepares students to enter the workforce as medical/health services managers. In these professions, graduates are responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of healthcare. As healthcare administrators, they may be specialists managing specific clinical departments, or generalists managing a facility or system. Their work as managers involves a complex array of factors impacting today’s healthcare environment: technology, regulations, accreditation, innovation in treatment and delivery, system finance, and insurance reimbursement.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires an AS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. Students must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the bachelor’s degree program. Students with an AAS degree are qualified for admission to the bachelor’s degree program once they have met the above mentioned requirements. Any deficiencies in General Education requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation with a bachelor’s degree. If the student’s associate’s degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.

Students selecting the Healthcare Administration concentration must have either AS degree in a health science discipline, or must have completed the following courses:

  • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology
  • HSA 1100 - Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System


BAS Program Curriculum

Students are required to complete one of the courses below (or an equivalent) before taking the upper-level course for which it serves as a prerequisite (GEB 4891): 

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (preferred)


Note: This course may be applied toward the General Education social science requirement, lower-level General Electives, or lower-level technical credits.


General Education Requirements (36 Credits Required)

Note: Students who have completed an AA degree at a public Florida college will have met the General Education requirements. Students who have completed an AA degree outside of Florida, or those who have earned an AS degree, but have General Education courses that vary from the requirements below, should consult with an advisor to determine if acceptable substitutions may satisfy some or all of Polk State’s General Education requirements.

Humanities (6 Credits Required)

Social Sciences (one course from each part) (6 Credits Required)

Natural Sciences (9 Credits Required)

Program Requirements

AS Students

Technical Credits from AS Degree 42
General Education Credits from most AS Degrees 18
Additional General Education Credits 18



AA Students

Elective Credits from AA Degree 24
General Education Credits from AA Degree 36
Additional Technical Credits in Related Field 18


Total Credits for BAS Degree: 120

Graduation Requirements for the BAS Degree Program


  • Complete 120 credits as outlined above.
  • Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through any of the following means: completion of two years of high school instruction in the same foreign language, completion of a minimum of eight college-level credits in one foreign language, achievement of minimum scores on a foreign language proficiency exam approved by the Registrar’s Office, or completion of a high school diploma from a foreign country where the student studied in a language other than English.
  • Complete 25 percent (30 credit hours) of the program at Polk State College.
  • Complete at least 25 percent of the upper-division courses required for the BAS Program at Polk State College, including the capstone course.

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