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2021-2022

Health Services, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies (Germanna Community College)
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Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services prepares future health care leaders with the knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the challenges of managing responsibilities across the range of health care organizations. With an emphasis on evidence-based practice, the program prepares students to work as medical and health services providers charged with planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services. Graduates will be able to work in diverse health care settings, such as hospitals, specific clinical areas or departments within those facilities, health management organizations or in medical practice groups.  Students in the program will have a course in their senior year that will provide an opportunity for service learning and relevant experiential, applied learning in a health services field.


The program is designed for students who wish to create a pathway into a health care field. It provides a core set of courses to build a foundation of health care knowledge. It also provides the flexibility for students to focus their studies on a particular area of interest through the selection of open and restricted elective courses. The flexibility gives students an opportunity to identify how their strengths, values and skills can best serve the health of their communities.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the B.S. in Health Services will be prepared to serve in entry-level and middle-level healthcare administrative positions within settings such as hospitals, hospital systems, managed care organizations, outpatient clinics, physician practices, public health facilities, inpatient treatment facilities, accountable care organizations, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and retirement and long-term care facilities.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Patient Advocate/Navigator
  • Practice Administrator
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Administrator
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • STAT 210
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0+ cumulative GPA, 2.0+ major GPA

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2021-2022

Health Services, Bachelor of Science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to health services through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the Health Services department.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to health services through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the Health Services department.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Health Services, Bachelor of Science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies)

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
HISWestern Civilization or World History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112 HIST3General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
Transfer electiveITE 115 or transfer electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
HISU.S. History (select 1): HIS 121, 122HIST3General education
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103Major (Ancillary)
CSTPublic Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126)SPCH 1213Elective
Transfer electiveECO 202 Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
Lab scienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201.VCU equivalent4General education
HumanitiesHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101VCU equivalent3General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Social SciencePSY 200 Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013Major
Transfer elective ACC 211 Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major
Lab scienceLaboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202VCU equivalent4General education
HumanitiesAny course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign LanguageVCU equivalent3Elective
Social sciencePSY 230 Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
Transfer electivesSelect two classes (6 credits) of transfer electivesVCU equivalent6Elective
Germanna CC credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
ALHP 310Introduction to Health Care Professions3Major
ALHP 320Person-centered Care3Major
ALHP 325Introduction to Rehabilitation Services3Major
ALHP 330Human Growth and Development for the Health Professions3Major
ALHP 340Health Care Technology and Innovation3Major
ALHP 410Professional and Clinical Ethics3Major
ALHP 415Health Care Financing and Budgeting3Major
ALHP 416Health Care Economics3Major
ALHP 420Health Care Leadership Development3Major
ALHP 425Health Care Management and Performance3Major
ALHP 430Overview of Research in the Health Professions3Major
ALHP 435Health Care Career Development and Planning in Allied Health Professions3Major
HCMG 300Health Care Organization and Services3Major
Restricted electives (see VCU advisor for course options)18Major
Open elective3Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total120
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