The 128-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration at LIU Brentwood is designed to prepare students for a career in the organization and management of health services. Upon completion of the degree program, graduates will be prepared to assume entry and mid-level positions in health care administration. Throughout the course of study, students will acquire a keen understanding of the political, social and economic components of the health services sector through courses that range from statistics to financial management. Special emphasis will be placed upon developing the students’ ability to identify, comprehend, describe and differentiate among the major components of the health services system.


Graduates will have the ability to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance
  • Display knowledge of organizational theories
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically and make decisions
  • Demonstrate creative, thoughtful problem-solving abilities
  • Compile information and synthesize it coherently
  • Solve problems creatively, effectively and ethically


A degree in Health Care Administration provides excellent opportunities for employment due to the tremendous expansion and diversification of the health care industry. Graduates with a degree in Health Care Administration find entry-level roles in such areas as:

• health insurance • sales • case management • facility operations • human resources • office administration • marketing

These positions are found in almost all healthcare delivery settings including hospitals, home-health agencies, long-term care facilities, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies, fortune 500 companies, medical equipment companies, governmental agencies, and health insurance institutions.

Admissions Requirements



The upper division B.S. in Health Care Administration is open to students who hold associate degrees or have completed approximately 54 credits (freshman and sophomore years) of a liberal arts-based college degree program. Students with an associate degree from Suffolk County Community College may seamlessly transfer into the program. Students transferring from other colleges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and may be required to complete additional specific course work. Students complete their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or four-year college and their junior and senior years at LIU Brentwood.


  • All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Brentwood at My LIU. For a paper application or for more information regarding the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher, on a 4-point scale is required for application review.
  • If you hold a degree from outside the United States your official records of all post-secondary education must be translated by an approved organization such as World Education Services (WES). You may purchase this translation by contacting WES, or telephone at 1-800-937-3895. Request a course-by-course translation with conversion of all grades into a U.S.4- point scale with U.S. degree equivalencies. This translation must be received by the Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by WES.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL or IELTS is generally not required of candidates who have studied for at least two years at an accredited high school or post-secondary institution where English is the only method of instruction, unless there is a need for additional evidence of proficiency in English upon review of other academic credentials. The minimum TOEFL score for admission: 71 Internet-based score (197 computer based, 527 paper-based score) or minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.0 (effective Spring 2012).

Please address all application materials to:

Office of Admission
LIU Brentwood
Michael J. Grant Campus
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717

Or, fax the documents to: 631-287-8575
Any questions please call the Admissions Office at 631-287-8500

Degree Requirements


Major Requirements
These courses are required of all Health Care Administration majors. All students must achieve an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.5 in your major.

Required Health Care Administration Major Courses (33 Credits):




HAD 10

The American Health System


HAD 11

Management of Health Care Organization


HPA 13

Legal Aspects of Health/Public Administration


HPA 14

Financial Management in the Health Care/Public Sector


HPA 15

Resource Allocation in the Health Care/Public Sector


HPA 18

Research Methods


HPA 19

Statistics for the Administrator


HPA 20

Computer Based Management Systems


HPA 30

Critical Issues in Health Care/Public Administration


HPA 32

Health Care/Public Administration Internship


Related Requirements (9 Credits)





American National Government


POL 80 or POL 84

Administrative Behavior or Executive Process



Medical Ethics


CORE Curriculum Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to all major requirements, transfer students pursuing the B.S. in Health Care Administration must satisfy all Core curriculum requirements as follows:

Effective Fall 2010
1. Students transfer to LIU Brentwood as "core complete" if they have received A.A. or A.S. degrees from institutions with which we have articulation agreements, or other accredited institutions granting Liberal Arts degrees. Students with degrees from technical institutions would not qualify as core complete.

2. No student who transfers to LIU Brentwood without an approved A.A. or A.S. degree may graduate without a minimum of:
a. Math - 3 credits
b. Science - 4 credits
c. Fine Arts - 3 credits
d. Humanities*; - 9 credits
e. Social Sciences** - 6 credits
f. English Composition (ENG 1 and 2) - 6 credits

*Humanities courses include:
• English
• Foreign Language
• History
• Philosophy
• World Literature
**Social Science courses include:
• Anthropology
• Economics
• Geography
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology

3. Transfer students transferring in less than 60 credits must complete all competencies. Transfer students transferring in 60 or more credits are exempt from the Computer, Library Use and Oral Communication competencies.

4. No two-credit courses in transfer may be applied to the core without department consent and Academic Standing approval. Three-credit science courses in transfer must have a laboratory component to be applied to the core laboratory science requirement.

For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the Core Curriculum section of the LIU Brentwood Bulletin.

Credit and G.P.A. Requirements
Minimum Total Credits*: 129 credits (128 for transfer students)
Minimum Liberal Arts Credits: 50 credits 
Free Electives: (31 credits)
Liberal Arts Electives (5 Credits)
Minimum Major G.P.A.: 2.50
Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
Please consult the required Liberal Arts Core courses and competencies for Health Care Administration majors.
*Please note: One course must be taken in residency at LIU Post.


LIU Brentwood
William E. Martinov, Jr., Dean


Enrollment Services


Phone: 631-287-8500