Health Services Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Do you want to help others while working in one of the fastest growing sectors of U. S. economy?  Auburn’s Health Services Administration (HADM) program has a proven record of preparing students for today’s complex and fast-paced health care environment.

Health care systems of the future will focus on improving the lives of others through health care information technology, improved health care delivery systems, and strong management. A B.S. in HADM incorporates strong analytical and managerial skills designed for a comprehensive curriculum that includes an automatic business minor. Specific health care courses include developing health care organizations, health care insurance and reimbursement, health care information technology, health care analytics, and health law

Educating healthcare leaders for more than 30 years, Auburn's HADM program is the first undergraduate program in the state to be accredited by Association of University Programs in Health Administration. It also is one of the few programs in the country to offer both national and international internships for its undergraduate majors. 90 percent of program majors graduate within 2.5 years after being accepted into the program, and 96 percent find in-field jobs or graduate school placements within 12 months of graduating. Students in this highly competitive program enter the workforce ready to lead and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in health services administration from the Career Center’s Pathways.

For more information about Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration Program Website


Careers in Health Services Administration

The HADM program equips students with skills and experience to be successful in a diverse range of careers.

Careers

  • Ambulatory Services Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Clinical Integrated Network Administration
  • Emergency Clinic Management
  • Health Care Association Management
  • Health Care Management Consultant
  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Health Care Information Technology Consultant
  • Health Insurance Management
  • Health Care Marketing Consultant
  • Hospital Management
  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Medical Device Sales Representative
  • Medical Staff Relations Consultant
  • Mental Health Care Facility Management
  • Operations Manager
  • Patient Care Services Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales and Operations
  • Public Health Administration
  • Quality Process Improvement Management
  • Rehabilitation Services Management 

Employers

  • 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.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
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
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
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
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
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
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
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 SOCY 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective3Elective3
Elective 3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

2

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate electives.

3

Students must complete all prerequisites before being approved to enroll in an internship. Students should meet with the departmental adviser for more information.

4

Students should see the departmental adviser for a list of approved classes.

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Last Updated: June 22, 2016