Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-34
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 4, 2013
Date of Second Reading: December 2, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions– School for the Science of Health Care Delivery - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Science of Health Care Delivery
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Health Solutions– School for the Science of Health Care Delivery - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in
Science of Health Care Delivery
Rationale: Hospitals, payers, and patients require guidance on successfully navigating the complexities of the U.S. health care system. As the U.S. population ages, health care costs continue to grow, and health outcomes lag behind other nations, there will be continued need for professionals with health care expertise. This program will educate and train individuals who will be qualified to work in entry level health care administrative positions and/or further their education at the graduate level.
The proposed program will target qualified undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in health care administration or management. Many students may also be interested in pursuing professional degree programs, graduate degrees or certifications in health care and will use the knowledge and experience gained in this undergraduate program as a strong foundation for continuing education. This degree will attract both in state and out-of-state applicants.