Health Informatics & Administration

Health Care Administration Minor

The minor in Health Care Administration consists of 17 credits and may be declared once a student has completed a minimum of 45 credits and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. To obtain the minor, a student must complete at UWM the 17 credits on which a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is also required.

Students must submit a form declaring their intent to pursue the Health Care Administration Minor. Declaration forms are available in the College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Affairs, Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, please call (414) 229-2758 or email

Related Programs

Students interested in pursuing a career in the health care field may wish to examine one of the various degree programs or other certificate programs offered at UWM. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in:

Related Certificate Programs which would enhance one’s marketability in the health care field includes:

Required Courses

HS 102 Health Care Delivery in the United States (3 credits)
An introduction to health care delivery focusing on consumers, providers, organizations, financing, quality and utilization of services, health planning, and political and governmental impacts.
Prerequisites: none. Offered: fall, spring and summer.

HCA 220 Leading Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
Introduction to effective health care leadership of self, others, and groups in complex health care settings. Emphasis on leader understanding own temperament and values and health care context.
Prerequisites: none. Offered: fall, spring and summer.

HS 311 Law for Health Care Consumers and Providers (3 credits)
An introduction to the law as it relates to health care. Topics include contracts, torts, damages, negligence, malpractice, litigation, and trial proceedings.
Prerequisites: Junior Standing. Offered: spring.

HCA 333 Health Organizations Professional Practice Standards (2 credits)
Overview of regulatory, licensure requirements, accreditation and other professional practice standards that affect health care organizations.
Prerequisites: Junior standing in CHS. Offered: spring.

HCA 537 Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies (3 credits)
Introduction to origins, sources, and content of health care data: techniques used to manage and control health care databases.
Prerequisites: HCA 224 (P) or Bus 230 (P) and Senior standing in CHS. Offered: fall.

HCA 422 Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations (3 credits)
Introduction of human relation concepts as it applies to health care organizations. Emphasis on the application of management responsibilities.
Prerequisites: Junior standing in CHS. Offered: fall.