Health Services Administration Undergraduate Program



Photo of Student talking with AdvisorThe field of health care is dynamic and growing: The Department of Labor projects an 18 percent increase in the number of health care jobs between now and 2026.

Health services administration majors will study a multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares them to work in many types of health care organizations including:

  • Health care providers: hospitals, physician practices, nursing facilities, home health agencies, etc.
  • Health insurers: nonprofit and commercial insurers, commercial insurers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Health care consultants
  • Health care supply companies: pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers
  • Health services research and policy organizations: health policy research groups, industry trade groups, industry trade groups, clinical research organizations
  • Local, state, and federal health agencies

Degree concentrations pertaining to analytics (health information systems or population health) represent a particular area of job growth. Ample job opportunities are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Health care systems
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical group practices
  • Ambulatory centers
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical device industries
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Local, federal and state health agencies.


The program will also prepare students for graduate work in health services administration, law, medicine, clinical health professions, health services research or policy, public health, and other fields.

The "Practitioner" Portion of Our BSHSA Scholar/Practitioner Program

  • Undergraduate Coursework Projects (field trips, guest speakers, observations)
  • IHI Undergraduate Student Chapter
  • Community Service Experiences (associated with classes and various organizations)
  • Undergraduate Internship Experiences
  • HIP (Healthcare in Practice) inter-professional learning opportunities for all health-related students at Xavier
  • Interprofessional projects in classes
  • Study Abroad Experiences
  • Health Services Society