2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Healthcare Administration Major (B.S.)

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The bachelor of science (B.S.) in healthcare administration is focused on developing leaders who are prepared to immediately enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree. Students will engage in interprofessional activities, service opportunities, professional networking, and intership experiences. Using an innovative and dynamic curriculum, faculty equip students with competencies in communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare system, and business knowledge and skills. As a part of the curriculum, students are required to complete two internship placements, totaling at least 240 hours. The degree allows graduates to join the workforce in many different areas, including hospitals, medical group practices, public health departments, consulting firms, insurance and sales agencies, and government entities.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 20 credits

  • Natural & Computational Sciences (8 total):

IDSC 201 (4)  PLUS Any biology with lab from the Gen Ed List  (4)

Healthcare Administration Major: 62 credits

General Electives: 24 credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

*Prereq for HCAD 325  is HCAD 302 .
**Six (6) credit hours of HCAD 421 (Healthcare Administration Internship)  are required to graduate. Students can begin internship hours the summer after their junior year.
***Only for HCAD majors in their final semester.

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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