• Minimum of 90-quarter units (or 60-semester units) academic credit - students transferring from a community college may transfer a maximum of 105-quarter units (or 70-semester units); all other credits must come from a senior college.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for all freshman and sophomore coursework from accredited educational institutions; students with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA may be considered for provisional acceptance
  • High school diploma or its equivalent (the GED is required)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate work sent by each previous institution to LLU
  • Complete prerequisites listed below
  • In order to achieve career entry competency, students in the Bachelors of Science Healthcare Administration program should have the ability to perform essential functions. Learn more about our Technical Standards here.


Domain 1: Religion (8 quarter units)

(Completed during enrollment at LLU)

Domain 2: Arts and humanities (minimum 16 quarter units)

Units must be selected from at least three of the following content areas: civilization/history, art, literature, language, philosophy, religion, or general humanities electives. A minimum of 3 quarter units in an area are required to meet a "content area."

Domain 3: Scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • College algebra or statistics.
  • Additional units must be selected from any of the following content areas: biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics, and one course must include a lab. 

Domain 4: Social sciences (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • One course (or components integrated into several courses) dealing specifically with issues of human diversity is required.
  • Select additional units, as needed, from: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology

Domain 5: Written and oral communication (minimum 9 quarter units)

  • English composition, complete sequence that meets the baccalaureate degree requirements of a four-year college or university.
  • Introduction to computers.
  • Oral communication, public speaking, or interpersonal communication.

Domain 6: Health and wellness (minimum 2 quarter units)

  • A didactic course in health or nutrition (e.g., personal health, personal nutrition, population health, global health, and community nutrition) minimum of 2 units
  • Physical education. Must include at least two separate physical activity courses totaling a minimum of one quarter units.


Medical terminology


Some students may need to complete additional elective coursework to bring their overall course unit total to a minimum of 180 quarter units while enrolled at Loma Linda University in order to meet graduation requirements.

For total unit requirements for graduation, see LLU General Education Requirements.

Professional core

Health-care professional units may apply. Details will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the program director.

Enrollment Period and Start Date
Online applications are accepted November 1 - September 9.This program begins in September (Fall Quarter) of each year.