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2019-2020 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2019-2020 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare and Human Services Management, B.S.

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Program Description

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Human Services Management degree is to prepare individuals for various entry-level positions in health and human services. This degree focuses on delivery and management of health and human services to diverse populations in the context of the socioeconomic, political, and regulatory environments. The program prepares individuals to advance in the health and human services field or to continue on to graduate studies in their field.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Human Services Management are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate awareness, respect, and adaptability for sociocultural diversity in an ever-changing healthcare and human services environment.
  2. Integrate effective and professional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills into daily practice.
  3. Act through an ethical and professional mindset with accountability for one’s own actions.
  4. Demonstrate management skills required in today’s workplaces.
  5. Incorporate research skills, information literacy, and data analysis into evidence-based practices.
  6. Analyze the impact and interaction between public policy issues and healthcare and human services.
  7. Evaluate the implications and benefits of health information systems.

Program Structure and Delivery

​Courses in the program are delivered in a blended format, integrating face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.  The Human Services Specialization courses are only offered online.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 122 credits is required for graduation with a bachelor of science degree from Saint Mary’s University. All students must meet the general education credit requirements. A minimum of 36 credits is required to complete the B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management program.

Required Core Courses 18 cr.
Required Communication Courses   6 cr.
Required Specialization Courses 12 cr.
Total 36 cr.


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply for admission to undergraduate certificate and degree programs at any time during the year and, if accepted, begin the program during any one of the three semesters. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful undergraduate coursework. Applicants must provide evidence of at least 30 transferable semester credits upon acceptance, including completion of a basic English composition course. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.

Application Process

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel and their immediate family).
  2. All official transcripts issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 transferable semester credits with a Basic English composition course.  (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( will also be accepted.

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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