Bachelor of Science in Public Health - HA
4 Years (8 Semesters)
129 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program overview

“Enrolment for this program is limited.”

Students choose to study the BSc in Public Health with a concentration in Health Administration because they will be involved in work that positively impacts individual lives. As a Health Administrator you will be helping to support or lead individuals who have to be hands-on with patients. This degree will prepare you to make a difference in improving patient outcomes. According to a 2022 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the healthcare institutions will increase to 16% till 2030, producing 2.6 million job vacancies in the healthcare field.

Program benefits

As a graduate of CUD’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Administration you will have a strong background in managing health information, healthcare process, ability to identify gaps, obstacles and recommendations in quality care. You can also ensure that health processes and procedures are in place to meet the demand for care in your facility. No matter what position you hold, your impact in health administration is felt by patients receiving care where you will be included in management, budgeting, coordinating between departments and supervising operations. With a degree in this field, you will be a crucial asset to health employers, ministries, insurance companies, health consultancies and international organizations.

Graduate careers

As a Health Administration graduate, not only you will have a chance to make an impact on peoples’ lives and contribute to healthier societies, you will also be highly employable in a range of careers. There are many rewarding career paths for healthcare administrators in this quick growing industry:

  • Government Ministries (e.g. Ministry of Health)
  • Government Entities (The Federal Health Insurance Authority, DHA, SEHA)
  • United Nations Agencies (e.g. WHO, ILO, UNICEF)
  • Health Consulting Firms (e.g GE Healthcare Partners, McKinsey & Company, Accenture)
  • Non-governmental Organizations (e.g. OXFAM, Save the Children, Doctors without Borders)
  • Insurance Companies (e.g. Daman)
  • Educational and Research Institutions
  • Industries linked to:
    • Occupational Health, and Safety
    • Clinics
    • Advisory Consultancies
    • Medical Sales
    • Compliance Education
    • Health Education and Promotion


Affiliation and Accreditation

  • Eco CanadaA

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
General Education courses 21 3 24
Department courses 69 3 72
Specific Courses of the concentration 33 - 33
Total 123 6 129

General Education Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
LNG 171-4 English I 3
LNG 172-4 English II 3
ENT 141 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 2
ENT 142 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 1
GED 196 Communication Skills in Arabic 3
GED 198 Islamic Culture 3
GED 199 UAE Society 3
ENT 241 Entrepreneurship 1 2
ENT 242 Entrepreneurship 2 1
    Humanities Elective 3
Total 24

Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 102 Biology I 3
HOM 101 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 3
SHS 103 Chemistry 3
SHS 105 Organic Chemistry 3
SHS 100 Principles of Public Health 3
BIO 202 Biology II 3
ENV 201 Principles of Environmental Science 3
SHS 208 Infectious Diseases 3
MTH 112 Calculus I 3
SHS 102 Healthcare Systems 3
ENV 220 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
SHS 221 Chronic and Non-Infectious Diseases 3
SHS 220 Applied Medical Terminology 3
SCI 210 Modern Physics 3
SHS 200 Global Health 3
ENV 310 Biostatistics 3
HOM 303 Health Education and Promotion 3
HA 315 Health Policy and Governance 3
ENV 416 Epidemiology 3
SHS 410 Public Health Ethics 3
ENV 421 Occupational Health & Safety 3
SHS 421 Leadership 3
SHS 430 Applied Research 3
    Departmental Elective Course 3
Total 72

HA Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I 3
HA 301 Health Information Systems 3
HA 310 Healthcare Quality 3
HRM 210 Human Resource Management 3
HA 314 Performance Improvement in Healthcare: Measurement & Management 3
HOM 320 Hospital Management 3
HA 315 Health Policy and Governance 3
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior 3
HA 330 Medical Coding 3
HA 450 Healthcare Finance & Insurance 3
SHS 400 Internship 3
Total 33

Department Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV 309 Impacts of Earth Resources and Natural Hazards on the Environment 3
SHS 420 Career Tasks & Challenges in Public Health 3
SHS 205 Biochemistry 3