2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration Major (B.S.)

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The bachelor of science (B.S.) in healthcare administration is designed to prepare students to serve in entry-level management positions in healthcare organizations. The degree provides students a foundation in business, leadership and interpersonal skills nurturing a patient-centered focus. The curriculum is designed to provide competency in communication, leadership, professionalism, business knowledge and healthcare systems. The program focuses on nurturing servant leaders who have a global leadership perspective. A minimum 240-hour internship is required. The degree allows graduates to join the workforce in many different areas including fellowships, hospitals, clinics, public health department, consulting firms, insurance agencies, and government entities. Students must also complete a minimum of 60 hours of community service in order to graduate.

Required Courses

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 20 credits

  • Natural and Computational Sciences (two courses) (8):

IDSC 201  

Any biology with lab from the Gen Ed List

Healthcare Administration Major: 62 credits

General Electives: 24 credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

*Six (6) credit hours of HCAD 421 (Healthcare Administration Internship) are required to graduate. Students can begin to internship hours the summer after their junior year.

NOTE: The following courses are cross-listed:
HCAD 201   w/PHLT 201  
HCAD 220   w/PHLT 232  
HCAD 221   w/HIIM 304  
HCAD 302   w/HIIM 302  
HCAD 304   w/PHLT 309  
HCAD 321   w/HIIM 321  
HCAD 401   w/HIIM 401  
HCAD 404   w/HIIM 407  
HCAD 420   w/HIIM 420 
HCAD 301   w/HIIM 311  & PHLT 311  

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