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

 Health Services Administration Program Website

Dr. Rene McEldowney, director, HADM program
 8082 Haley Center
 Phone: 334-884-6199

Department of Political Science
 7080 Haley Center
 Phone: 334-884-5370

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
  • CPSI
  • Doctors Hospital
  • EAMC
  • 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
  • UAB
  • University of South Alabama Hospital
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
  • Wellpoint

Curriculum in Health Services Administration

Students are admitted into Health Services Administration by application only. For admission into the HADM major, students must have completed 30 semester hours of course work, have earned a minimum 2.3 GPA in a list of specified courses. See the department chair or program coordinator for further information.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3HADM 2103 Medical Terminology3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Select One:3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking13
PHIL 1010 Introduction to Logic (Select One:)
MATH 1680 Calculus with Business Applications I or 1610 Calculus I4
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics
 ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
 Foreign Language II (College Core)4
 14 13
Core History3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Literature3Core Science II4
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3HADM 3000 Gateway to Health Care Administration3
Core Science I4choose one:4
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
STAT 2010 Statistics for Social and Behavior Sciences
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences
STAT 2610 Statistics for Business and Economics
 16 14
HADM 3300 Health Care Policy3HADM 4000 Developing Care Organizations3HADM 4920 Internship46
HADM 3700 Health Law3HADM 4200 Health Care Insurance and Reimbursement3 
HADM 3800 Health Care Analytics3FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance or 3810 Foundations of Business Finance3 
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3 
ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3HRMN 3420 Human Resource Management3 
 15 15 6
HADM 4880 Health Information Technology3Health Administration Seminar class53
Health Administration Seminar class53HADM 4950 Capstone Seminar3
Fine Arts Core3MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology or 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective3Elective3
Elective 3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.


Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate electives.


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.


Last Updated: January 22, 2015