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2021-2022

Health Services, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
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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Health Services, Bachelor of Science

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

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 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.
Experience Year 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
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College 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 111-112 3 General education
HIS Western Civilization or World History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112 HIST 3 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning MATH 131 3 General education
Transfer elective ITE 115 or transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
HIS U.S. History (select 1): HIS 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
CST Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126) SPCH 121 3 Elective
Transfer elective ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
Lab science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201. VCU equivalent 4 General education
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101 VCU equivalent 3 General education
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
Social Science PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 Major
Transfer elective ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major
Lab science Laboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Humanities Any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Social science PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major
Transfer electives Select two classes (6 credits) of transfer electives VCU equivalent 6 Elective
Germanna CC credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
ALHP 310 Introduction to Health Care Professions 3 Major
ALHP 320 Person-centered Care 3 Major
ALHP 325 Introduction to Rehabilitation Services 3 Major
ALHP 330 Human Growth and Development for the Health Professions 3 Major
ALHP 340 Health Care Technology and Innovation 3 Major
ALHP 410 Professional and Clinical Ethics 3 Major
ALHP 415 Health Care Financing and Budgeting 3 Major
ALHP 416 Health Care Economics 3 Major
ALHP 420 Health Care Leadership Development 3 Major
ALHP 425 Health Care Management and Performance 3 Major
ALHP 430 Overview of Research in the Health Professions 3 Major
ALHP 435 Health Care Career Development and Planning in Allied Health Professions 3 Major
HCMG 300 Health Care Organization and Services 3 Major
Restricted electives (see VCU advisor for course options) 18 Major
Open elective 3 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120