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Behavioral Science: Health Services Management Overview

With current demographics and evolving regulatory guidelines, career prospects are high for healthcare management professionals.

Few careers impact society as much as the delivery, organization and financing of healthcare services. The Behavioral Science Major with this concentration in Health Services Management is a 36-credit major. The Health Services Management specialization focuses your major and gives you knowledge and experiences that are directed toward an eventual goal of being a health services administrator.

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Career Opportunities

The Health Services Management concentration is for students who are interested in working in the healthcare field, including:

  • hospitals
  • clinics
  • health insurance companies
  • medical centers

What You'll Get

  • Flexibility - You are able to adjust your schedule so that it fits around your life. 

  • Faculty with practical experience and are leaders in their fields.

  • Internship opportunities so you can gain the hands-on knowledge that will set you apart from the competition. 

Full-Time Faculty

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Rudolph Aikens Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Science
Carmela Dormani
Carmela Dormani Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
cdormani@mercy.edu
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Sarah Hahn Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
shahn@mercy.edu
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Serah Shani Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
sshani@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Rudolph Aikens Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Science
RAikens@mercy.edu
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Thomas Culhane Lecturer, Behavioral Science
tculhane@mercy.edu
George D'Arbeau
George D'Arbeau Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Science
gdarbeau@mercy.edu
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Douglas Evans Adjunct Associate Professor, Behavioral Science
devans7@mercy.edu

Faculty Emeritae/i

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Deborah Aikens Assistant Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
daikens@mercy.edu
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Hind Rassam Culhane Associate Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
HCulhane@mercy.edu
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Mary Kraetzer Professor Emerita, Behavioral Science
MKraetzer@mercy.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a Behavioral Science major?

You’ll be prepared for employment in education, human services, business, government and law enforcement. A Behavioral Science major helps to prepare a person for any occupation involving people.

Who is the Behavioral Science with Specialization in Health Services Management major appropriate for?

Individuals working or pursuing work in the administrative side of health care.

I work in a medical billing office. Will this be an appropriate major for me?

Yes.

I am a transfer student. Is the Behavioral Science major feasible for me?

Yes. The major has 4 required courses and 8 electives which means that courses that you have taken already may be evaluated and may be credited toward your major. Such courses may also be counted as electives.

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Does a specialization mean that I will need more credits?

No, the specialization courses are within the 36 credits of the major.

I work, I have children. How can I fit the Behavioral Science major into my schedule?

Courses are offered often, so you’re not limited to just day classes. Also, the entire program is available online. A combination of online and campus courses has been a convenient arrangement for many students.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits

Major Concentration
Behavioral Science: 36 Credits
Open Electives: 24 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.