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Bachelor's Degree

Biological Laboratory Science

Biological Laboratory Science (BIOL LAB BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE   • 120 CREDITS   • BIOL LAB BS

A Bachelor of Science in Biological Laboratory Science will prepare students to work in a laboratory setting as a Research Associate or Technician. Such positions can be found in academic, industrial and government settings, and include biotechnology manufacturing companies that produce genetically engineered products like new vaccines, drugs or modified plants and animals for human consumption, university and medical research laboratories, government regulatory agencies and forensics laboratories.

All BIOL, CHEM and PHYS prefixed courses required for the BS Biological Sciences degree program require a C or better grade for successful completion.

*If the career intent is pre-medicine/pre-dental/pre-veterinary medicine, consider completing BIOL221/221L Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL222/222L Anatomy and Physiology II as electives

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Legal Studies

Legal Studies (PARALGL BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120 CREDITS  •  PARALGL BS

The American Bar Association (ABA) approved Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies builds upon the foundation developed in the Associate of Science degree program and provides the opportunity for further study in the areas of litigation, computer applications, and legal specialties. The degree will prepare students to successfully transition to law school or to immediately perform the duties required of a paralegal through studies that focus on effective communication skills, critical thinking, litigation procedures, computer applications for law offices, ethics and various legal specialties. Although the paralegal plays a key role in providing legal services to clients, only attorneys may accept cases, give legal advice, represent clients in court, or provide other direct legal services to clients. The courses of the Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies is an excellent pre-law degree and provides valuable preparation for careers in law firms, corporations, government agencies, the judiciary, non-profits and other law-related settings.

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Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Licensed Practical Nurses)

Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Licensed Practical Nurses) (HSPN COM BS)

122 Credits

Bachelor of Science | 122 credits | HSPN COM BS [PNCS]

For students with a Practical Nursing License

The program is designed for a Licensed Practical Nurse. The purpose of the Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree program at Davenport University is to prepare graduates for career advancement in health care administration. The program prepares the practical nurse professional for emerging management positions in various health care settings and organizations by enhancing their critical thinking, analytic, communication, applied-research, project management, leadership, and management skills.

Preadmission Requirements:
•    Must possess a current/valid unencumbered Practical Nurse license.
•    Must have a Practical Nursing Diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited program.

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Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Students with Associate in Nursing)

Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Students with Associate in Nursing) (HSNS COM BS)

120 Credits

Bachelor of Science | 120 credits | HSNS COM BS [ADNS]

For students with an earned Associate degree in Nursing with RN license

This program is designed for an associate degree nurse. The purpose of the Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree program at Davenport University is to prepare graduates for career advancement in health care administration. The program prepares associate degree nurse professional for emerging management positions in various health care settings and organizations by enhancing their critical thinking, analytic, communication, applied-research, project management, leadership, and management skills.

Preadmission Requirements:
•    Must possess a current/valid unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
•    Must have an associate degree in nursing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited community college program.

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Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Students with Associate in Allied Health)

Health Services Administration (Completion Program - for Students with Associate in Allied Health) (HSAH COM BS)

120 Credits

Bachelor of Science | 120 credits | HSAH COM BS [AAHS]

For transfer students with an earned Associate degree in Allied Health

This program is designed for current Allied Health Professionals, such as respiratory therapist, medical assistant, radiology professional, surgical technician, dental hygienist/assistant, diagnostic medical sonographer, vascular technologist, cardiovascular technologist, or other certified health care professional. The purpose of the Health Service Administration bachelor’s degree program at Davenport University is to prepare graduates for career advancement in health care administration. The program prepares allied health credentialed professionals for emerging management positions in various health care settings and organizations by enhancing their critical thinking, analytic, communication, applied-research, project management, leadership, and management skills.

Preadmission Requirements:
•    Must possess a current active credential/license allowing them to be employed within their profession.
•    Must have an associate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited community college or two-year college program.

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Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration (HLTH SRV BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120 CREDITS  •  HLTH SRV BS

The Health Services Administration program prepares the graduate for entry-level management positions in various health care settings and organizations. Health services administration careers can include working in integrated health care systems, retirement and long term care facilities, physicians’ practices, community health organizations, health care associations and insurance carriers third party administrators. Specialties are designed to assist students needing or desiring a more focused area of interest. This degree prepares individuals interested in pursuing Davenport University’s MBA program.


*It is recommended that students seeking this degree program complete BIOL120 and BIOL131. Biology, chemistry and/or natural science electives may be substituted if the student has previously earned applicable ­credits.

Please note that students will not be awarded both the B.B.A. Health Services Administration and the B.S. Health Services Administration. Only one degree and catalog year of the Health Services Administra­tion major may be declared.

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Health Information Management (Completion Program)

Health Information Management (Completion Program) (HIM COM BS)

123 Credits

Bachelor of Science | Minimum 123 credits | HIM COM BS

This program is designed for current RHIT credentialed professionals who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM). The purpose of the bachelor’s degree HIM program at Davenport University is to prepare the graduates to advance in the HIM profession through the use of critical thinking, data analytic skills, communication, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management skills. This program prepares RHIT credentialed professionals for emerging key roles in supporting the technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.  Students may select the Cancer Tumor Registry Specialty.  Completion of this specialty allows the graduate to sit for the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) exam.

Preadmission Requirements:
•    Must possess a current active RHIT credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  
•    Must have at least a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 from previous CAHIIM accredited HIT program.

Transfer/Advanced Standing Credit
•    60 credit hours of transfer credit will be granted for the completion of an associate degree health information technology program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
•    30 credit hours of advanced standing credit will be granted for successful completion of the Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) exam.

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Health Information Management

Health Information Management (HLTH INFO BS)

120-122 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120-122 CREDITS  •  HLTH INFO BS

The Davenport University Health Information Management Bachelor of Science program prepares individuals to assume an emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Students in the program utilize an electronic health record system, which provides students with a learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Health information managers are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. These professionals work in a broad range of settings throughout the health care industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in non-patient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students will select one of the following as a part of this degree: Generalist, Cancer Tumor Registry Specialty, Global Project Management Specialty or Revenue Management Specialty.

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the HIM workforce, it is strongly recommended that students in the HIM BS program meet the most current catalog year requirements.
 

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Technology Project Management

Technology Project Management (TECHMPROJ BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120 CREDITS  •  TECHMPROJ BS

This Technology Project Management program is designed to prepare students for various management positions within the technology field. Course work integrates accounting, finance, production, computer networking, and CIS with in-depth project management practices. Industries examined include IT, health care, construction, manufacturing, service, and government.  Students have the option of refining their focus by selecting specialty concentration options in Networking, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Information Security, Health Information Management, and Accounting Information Systems or creating an individualized specialty.

NOTE: PMP®, PgMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, and PMI-ACP® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Network Management and Security

Network Management and Security (NETMGTSEC BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120 CREDITS  •  NETW MSEC BS

The Network Management and Security program will prepare the graduate with the technical knowledge and skills that are required to design, install, administer, maintain, and secure network systems and computers. Students will learn to evaluate user needs, purchase and install hardware and software, design and administer networks, and implement security best practices. Hands-on coursework will provide more advanced networking and security skills in a variety of hardware and software environments. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams from Microsoft, Cisco, EC Council and CompTIA.  Students will choose from three specialties: Advanced Cisco Networking, Network Security, or Server Administration.

*Either NETW490 or TECH489 must be completed unless the experiential learning component is satisfied. An upper level technology substitution must be chosen if the experiential component is completed within a required course in the major.

**Consider adding the Mathematics Minor (MTHM) 23 credits with this degree program. One of the required math courses (MATH215) is required in the foundations, the other five courses could be taken as part of the Open Elective Credits.

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