The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in health care management offers courses in the strategic management of health care systems, health care financial management, health care policy analysis, and legal and ethical challenges facing the industry. It is designed for students interested in management careers with hospitals; federal, state, and county health programs; pharmaceutical companies; medical laboratories; nursing facilities; surgical facilities; imaging technology facilities; and health education and training companies. Health care management majors who are not employed in the industry are required to takeHCA 425 - Health Care Internship in their senior year. Students spend the entire semester at an internship site and may earn 3-12 credit hours for the experience, depending on their work schedule.