Academics • Health Services Management • Bachelor of Applied Science

Apply now to earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management!

Visit the Health Services Management (Bachelor of Applied Science) Academic Program page on MC's online catalog

BAS-HSM Application (pdf file)

enews healthinfomgmtThe program’s core courses are based on best practices in current healthcare system management and include topics such as public and community health, legal issues, healthcare system trends, statistics, communications, financial and risk management, and supervision.  Program tracks address specializations that occur within healthcare management based on employer size, complexity or organizational structure. This program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Students with a Qualifying AAS Degree:

AAS Degrees accepted:  Health Sciences, Nursing, Allied Health, Information Technology, or Business. 

Texas Success Initiative requirement:  Students are exempt from TSI requirements if the student has already graduated with an AAS or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.

Students with qualified Associate degrees should sign up for at least two, preferably three prerequisite courses before applying to the program if the courses are not already completed:

  • HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management 
  • HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 
  • HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (for Health Information or Informatics tracks)
  • ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 1 (for Healthcare Administration track)

Another requirement is the 42 credit hours of Core Curriculum required for Bachelor’s degree in Texas.  Not all classes are required prior to applying to the BAS program, however, it is recommended that no more than 12 hours are needed to complete the Core Curriculum when applying.  Students with an AAS degree likely have some hours (average of 15) from the Core Curriculum that can be applied to the 42 hours.

Students that have graduated with a bachelor’s degree without an AAS:

Core curriculum should be complete. However, without having an associate degree in Health Sciences, IT, or business, the student must either complete an AAS or AAS equivalent.  *”AAS Equivalent” courses must have cohesive sequence meaning from the same area or program type:  30 hours in technical courses, 15 supporting classes, and 15 General Education Core (completed in a BS or MS degree).

Listed in the chart below are the 120 hours required for the degree including the AAS credit hours.  For students that have degrees conferred bachelor or masters degrees outside the state of Texas, the 42 hours of Core Curriculum is required to receive an Bachelors degree in Texas. The Registrar's office will only evaluate official transcripts to determine transferable credits.


Semester Credit Hours


Texas Core Curriculum


(15-18 hours from AAS) (42 for BAS total)

AAS Lower Level Technical   Courses 


From Health Science, IT, or   Business AAS courses.

Required Lower-Level Foundation   Courses


Prerequisite Courses

HITT 1353

HITT 2335

Specified BAS Track (HITT 2343 or ACCT 2301)

Required Courses in Upper Level  Program Core


BAS program hours

Required Courses in Upper Level  Program Tracks


BAS program hours

TOTAL required for BAS in Health Services Mgmt.



Contact us if you have questions:

Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT, Clinical/Student Coordinator (432) 685-6893