Jun 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Health Information Management (BS)


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This program is pending approval by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which accredits WSU.

Health Information Management (HIM) is a rapidly emerging field within the healthcare industry. HIM professionals work to acquire, analyze, and protect electronic health records. These highly trained professionals work with the latest technologies to manage, secure and protect healthcare information and data. They are vital parts of healthcare organizations of all sizes from private physician offices to large hospital complexes.

Program Prerequisite: Health Information Management (BS) degree requires the following prerequisites:

An application for this program is required upon completion of these prerequisite courses. A cohort designation for the major will be made upon receipt and processing of the program application. Students will not be allowed to register for classes in the major without designation of this cohort.

All students admitted to the Health Information Management (BS) degree program will be required to comply with a departmental background check, drug screen, provide proof of immunizations prior to internship or other professional practice experience. If the background check reveals a history of convicted criminal actions, or the drug test results are positive for controlled substances, then the students may be dismissed from the program and will not be entitled to any refunds of tuition or other fees. Most healthcare employers have this same requirement as a condition of employment. 

  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirement: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for all emphases (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable), in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above). Please see requirements under emphases as discussed below.
  • Program Code: 2006BS
  • CIPC: 510706

Advisement

Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-7242 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study. In addition, the following steps are required:

  1. Schedule an appointment for academic advisement with a member of the Department of Health Administrative Services faculty.
  2. After completing the program prerequisities, make application to the program and the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions.  Applications will be processed two times each academic year.  Application deadlines are February 15th and September 15th each year.
  3. Overall GPA of 2.75 is required.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. Some of the courses required by this program may also fulfill general education requirements. Check with a department advisor if you have questions.

Major Course Requirements


See department for recommended sequence of major courses.

Required Prerequisite Courses


The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) prior to enrollment in required courses of the program.

Required Courses (80 credit hours)


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