Called to Serve Through Dynamic Leadership

The healthcare industry continues to see the largest job demand increase. Healthcare administrators are needed within a variety of organizations. With potential careers in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient centers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, non-profit organizations and the government, healthcare administrators are able to lead organizations impacting healthcare in a variety of different ways. A degree in healthcare administration will allow students to pursue a viable career through many different opportunities.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare students to serve in entry-level management positions. The degree provides students a foundation in business, leadership and interpersonal skills nurturing a patient-centered focus.  The program is uniquely focused on nurturing servant leaders who have a global leadership perspective and a call to serve the community through dynamic leadership. The curriculum is designed to provide competency in communication, leadership, professionalism, business knowledge and healthcare systems.

Why Samford?

  • Low student to teacher ratio in the classroom
  • Interdisciplinary approach to healthcare administration issues
  • Highly skilled and educated faculty who are readily available to you
  • Mission trip and study abroad opportunities
  • A commitment to serve the community
  • A rigorous and practical curriculum designed to meet the healthcare management workforce needs


Prospective students must apply for admission to Samford University. We cannot issue an I-20 for this program at this time.

Progression Policies

In order to progress in the undergraduate program in healthcare administration, the student must:

  1. Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file in the Health Administration department.
  2. Test negative on drug screens and pass background checks.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above on all coursework.
  4. Make a grade of C or better in each required HA course. Note: A grade of C- or lower constitutes a failure in all required HA course.
  5. A student will be allowed to take a failed HA course one additional time, but must make greater than a C- for a passing grade.
  6. A student who fails (C- or lower) HA courses will be terminated from the healthcare administration program.


Healthcare Administration graduates:

  • Identify major healthcare issues for U.S. and global health systems;
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning by staying abreast of current events, trends, and discoveries in healthcare management;
  • Understand business principles and practices necessary to deliver quality healthcare;
  • Apply servant leadership characteristics and attributes;
  • Demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards;
  • Use communication, interpersonal problem-solving and conflict resolution skills effectively in inter-professional teams;
  • Understand healthcare issues that affect different segments of the healthcare patient population; and
  • Perform acts of service that demonstrate a commitment to Christian values and principles.


Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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