College of DuPage 3+1: BA in Health Care Management

Study Format Online, On Campus (COD)

This accelerated bachelor's degree is offered through on-campus cohorts at the College of DuPage.

Program Length 128 credits, 97 transfer

This degree requires 128 credit hours, which may include up to 97 transfer credits.


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Concordia University Chicago's on campus and online accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management* prepares students for management and administrative careers within any health care facility that must stay current with mandatory laws and regulations. Careers in the health care industry today are in high demand. The health care management field focuses on planning, directing or coordinating in health-related organizations, such as hospitals, clinics, physician group practices, health insurance companies, public health agencies, and nursing facilities.

Concordia University Chicago and the College of DuPage have formed a partnership designed to provide a seamless transfer for College of DuPage students that have completed an AAS in Anesthesia Technology, AAS in Dental Hygiene, AAS in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography, AAS in Management, AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, or AAS in Respiratory Care and want to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management.

With the 3+1 program, students pay College of DuPage tuition rates for College of DuPage coursework. Fourth-year classes at Concordia University Chicago are offered at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing their education a reality for the students. This program exemplifies Concordia University Chicago's and College of DuPage’s mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

Admission Requirements

  • AAS degree awarded on College of DuPage transcript and if applicable, all other official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • Successful completion (Grade C or above) of English Composition I
  • Resume
  • All official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions, if applicable.

Career Possibilities

  • Hospital/health care administrator
  • Health care association manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Health care practitioners and technical workers
  • Medical and public health social workers
  • Health education/health specialties, secondary education
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Occupational health and safety specialists
  • Emergency management specialists

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Financial Aid

*This degree is a pathway to CUC’s MBA and MA in Leadership Studies.  

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