2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 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 internship 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

Healthcare Administration Major: 65 Credits

General Electives: 21 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

*FOUN 101  is required for incoming freshmen who have declared HCAD as their major. Students transferring to HCAD after the fall of their freshman year should work with their advisor to make up the one credit.
**Course required for the Health Informatics & Analytics minor. This minor is not required but is popular with HCAD majors. HIIM 201 HIIM 304 , and HIIM 407  are required for this major.
***Internship requires coordination with the program director. Six credit hours of HCAD 421  are required to graduate. Students can take HCAD 421  beginning the summer after their junior year. Only 3 credits hours of HCAD 421  can be taken in any given semester.
****Capstone must be taken spring of senior year.

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