Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year 
    Apr 25, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [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

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 28 credits

Mathematics  (4)

Languages  (8)
(at least 2 semesters in one language)

Humanities   (4)

Natural and Computational Sciences: 8 credits

Healthcare Administration Major: 60 credits

General Electives: 18 credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

* NURS 232 can be substituted for BHA 220.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ** HCAD 301 is cross-listed with PHLT 311.

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