Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science - Concentration in Health Informatics, B.H.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 If IT 2531 - Introduction to Cyber Security (3 Credit Hours)  or MATH 1401 - Introduction to Statistics (3 Credit Hours)  has been taken in Area D, students should take (IT 1430 - Web Page Development (3 Credit Hours) ).

Honors in Health Sciences

To graduate with Honors in Health Sciences, a student must: 

  • be admitted to the Honors College; 
  • successfully complete HSCC 3100 Research Methods   (minimum grade of B) prior to enrollment in HONS 4610   or HONS 4999 Honors Research ; Health Sciences; 
  • successfully complete one credit hour of HONS 4610  during their first semester in the departmental honors program, and at least two credit hours of HONS 4999  after HONS 4610  and before graduation (normally one during each of the last semesters enrolled);
  • successfully complete and present and Honors Thesis or Capstone Project; 
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graudation. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed health sciences program application made to the department, students must seek regular admission to Georgia Southern University. Students must be eligible for (MATH 1111 - College Algebra (3 Credit Hours) ) or (ENGL 1101 - Composition I (3 Credit Hours) ), and must undergo a formal interview conducted by a health sciences faculty member.

Progression Requirements

All students are required to submit evidence of liability insurance and a health assessment prior to beginning their practicum.

Students must complete the degree program within six consecutive years from the date of their initial admission to the major. Students who do not complete the program within this time limit must apply for readmission, meet current criteria for admission, and have their previous credits calculated. Students who are granted readmission must meet course requirements in effect at the time of readmission. A minimum grade of C or better must be earned in each course in the major.

Senior students must successfully complete the bachelor of health science exit exam, as well as the university’s general education exit exam, during the last semester before graduation. It is recommended that all bachelor of health science students have current CPR certification at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit Academic Advisement .