Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Major in Clinical Research Administration

Offered in a distance learning format, the bachelor of science in health sciences with a major in clinical research administration prepares students for meeting the increasing global needs for a highly qualified workforce within the clinical research arena. This program creates a learning environment that supports student and faculty excellence in clinical research competencies such as scientific concepts and research design, ethical and patient safety considerations, drug development, clinical trial operations, human subject protection, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), regulatory requirements, and key business components. To achieve this mission, the program draws upon its diverse, multidisciplinary student body; outstanding, collaborative, practice-based faculty; and the vast resources available at the university.

 Visit the program website for more information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, 60 credits of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits from coursework taken elsewhere may be transferable.

60 credits of general education and advanced standing including:
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
6 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
44 credits of advanced standing*
Additional academic coursework. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs). *
Requirements for the major:
At least 60 credits of GW coursework including:
CRA 2101Basics of Clinical Research
CRA 2102Processes of Clinical Research
CRA 2103Good Clinical Practices
CRA 2104Business of Clinical Research
CRA 2105Capstone in Clinical Research Administration
CRA 2107Introduction to Monitoring Clinical Trials
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2107Health Care in Literature
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2113Informatics in the HSCI
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4103Health Care Law/Regulation
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Health Care
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
3 courses from the following with advisor approval:
CML 2143Current Issues in Health Sciences Management
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2104Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 2108Quality Improvement in Health Care
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences

*Transferring credits

Up to 60 credits of coursework may be transferable from coursework taken elsewhere.  For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a minimum grade of C (C- grades do not transfer)