BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Administration Minor


This degree completion program in Health Administration is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor’s degree programs with greater core course requirements.

The Health Administration minor provides students with a foundation in managing within a health care setting. The required courses provide the framework for success in an entry-level position in a healthcare setting. It is also a great way to learn about healthcare administration and progress to a Master’s degree in Health Administration if desired.

Also, as part of the Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program you can complement your minor with another area of study. The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree. Learn more about other approved minors in the program.

Note: You can also earn an Associate of Science, IDS with a minor in Health Administration.

At a Glance

  • Industry-specific curriculum prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations.
  • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.
  • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.
  • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
  • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.


Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits, and at least 25% must be completed through Saint Joseph’s College. As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor. The health administration minor can also be earned as an Associate of Science Interdisciplinary Studies degree (AS HA, IDS).



Twila Weiszbrod
Twila WeiszbrodOnline Health Administration Program Director
DBA, Northcentral University
MPA, California State University, Fresno
BS, Saint Joseph’s College
Donnelle Eargle
Donnelle EargleOnline Health Administration Faculty
PhD, University of Arizona
MEd, University of Georgia
BA, Winthrop College
Steven Chies
Steven ChiesOnline Long-Term Care Administration Program Manager Online Health Care Administration Faculty
MHA, Saint Joseph’s College
BES, University of Minnesota


Amy Landry
Amy LandryRegistered Nurse
“An Interdisciplinary Studies degree will prepare me to become a more effective healthcare team member and problem solver. Most importantly, I will be better able to help patients who rely on nurses daily in various medical settings.”
Tabetha Woods
Tabetha WoodsIDS, Health Administration student
“I wanted a degree that would challenge my mind and allow me the freedom to learn a variety of differing perspectives so I could grow in my own thinking. A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is what I needed for long term success without being limited to one focus and one way of thinking. It has given me the unlimited opportunity to pursue my career in any direction I choose.”
Alexia Adams
Alexia AdamsPathology Support Operations Manager, Central Maine Med. Ctr., Lewiston, ME
“By combining my on-the-job knowledge (as I venture into my first health care management position) with the knowledge that I continue to gain with each additional class, I feel confident with the situations that I face on a daily basis throughout my career, and with the knowledge base that I have gained from my degree program at SJC.”


Job opportunities will be good, especially for applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and management skills. A master’s degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor’s degree is adequate for some entry-level positions. Medical and health services managers typically work long hours and may be called at all hours to deal with problems.

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