Political Science, Public Administration, Health Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
Do you enjoy helping others? Appreciate the power of using business skills to make a real difference? Would you like to work in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U. S. economy? Do you thrive as a member of a team? Auburn University's Health Services Administration (HADM) program may be the undergraduate major for you.
The HADM major is a dynamic undergraduate Bachelor of Science program that prepares students for leadership positions in one of the nation's largest and fastest growing sectors—health care.
Health care systems of the future will focus on improving others’ lives through health care information technology, cutting-edge research, improved organization, and strong management. The HADM program prepares tomorrow's health care leaders to guide these systems and shape health care policy in an ever-increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
Auburn's HADM program is the first AUPHA accredited undergraduate program in the state of Alabama and has been educating health care leaders for more than thirty years. It has over 2,000 alumni in thirty different states and is one of a handful of health administration programs in the country to offer national and international internships for undergraduate students at some of the world's leading health care institutions.
Application Requirements for Admission into HADM:
In order to apply to be admitted into the Health Services Administration program there are certain requirements which must be met.
- 30 hours of completed coursework
- A minimum cumulative 2.3 GPA in ACCT 2110, HADM 3000 & MATH 1680
- An application and an unofficial copy of your AU transcript (Official transcripts if you are took either ACCT 2110, HADM 3000 or MATH 1680 at another institution)
Admission into the program is competitive based upon the student capacity (i.e. number of current majors).
For more information about Health Services Administration
Dr. Rene McEldowney, director, HADM program
8082 Haley Center
Department of Political Science
7080 Haley Center
Careers in Health Services Administration
Today, an estimated 100,000 people occupy health management positions at numerous organizational levels, from department head to chief executive officer. Requirements for entry-level positions in healthcare organizations are demanding, but these jobs also offer opportunities to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of others.
The Auburn Health Services Administration degree prepares students for management and policy positions in many settings, including hospitals and health systems, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, physician practices, and state and federal governments.
The HADM program equips students with skills and experience to be successful in a diverse range of careers. Below is a list of companies who HADM graduates have gone on to work for.
- Abbot Laboratories
- Alabama Public Health Department
- American Family Care
- Athens Vascular Surgery
- Baptist Health
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Brookwood Medical Center
- Doctors Hospital
- Elekta Inc.
- Emory Health Care Systems and Hospital
- Fair Haven Long Term Care Facility
- Health South
- Hospice Advantage
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- McKesson Pharmaceuticals
- Oklahoma Department of Public Health
- Pediatric Clinic
- SkyRidge Medical Center
- St. Vincent’s Hospital
- Surgical Affiliates
- Trinity Hospital
- University of South Alabama Hospital
- UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Curriculum in Health Services Administration
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||Elective2||3||HADM 2103 Medical Terminology||3|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||Select one of the following:3||3|
|COMM 1000 Public Speaking||3|
PHIL 1010 Introduction to Logic
|MATH 1680 Calculus with Business Applications I or 1610 Calculus I||4|
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics
|ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Core History||3||Core History to complete sequence||3|
|Core Literature||3||ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting||3||Core Science II||4|
|Core Science I||4||ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3||HADM 3000 Gateway to Health Care Administration||3|
|HADM 3700 Health Law||3||Elective2||3||HADM 4920 Internship||6|
|HADM 4200 Health Care Insurance and Reimbursement||3||FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance or MNGT 3810 Management Foundations||3|
|PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology or SOCY 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective||3||ENGL 3080 Business Writing||3|
|MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations||3||HADM 3300 Health Care Policy||3|
|HRMN 3420 Human Resource Management||3|
|HADM 4000 Developing Care Organizations||3||Select one of the following:||4|
|HADM 4880 Health Information Technology||3|
STAT 2010 Statistics for Social and Behavior Sciences
|Health Administration Seminar class5||3|
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences
|Fine Arts Core||3|
STAT 2610 Statistics for Business and Economics
|Health Administration Seminar class5||3|
|HADM 4950 Capstone Seminar||3|
|MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing or MNGT 3810 Management Foundations||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.
Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate electives.
These courses fulfill SLO 3.
Students must complete all prerequisites before being approved to enroll in an internship. Students should meet with the departmental adviser for more information.
Students should see the departmental adviser for a list of approved classes.
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Last Updated: January 22, 2015