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 Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

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