Health Sciences B.H.S. (Concentration in Health Informatics)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Information Technology
Data Programming I
Introduction to Cyber Security
Intro to Statistics
Discrete Mathematics
Medical Terminology
If MATH 1401 taken in Area D, select one course from the following list:
Survey of Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Legal Environment of Business
Major Requirements15
Introduction to Health Informatics
Management of Health Information
Health Issues and Resources
Legal Iss In Hlth Care Environ
Related Concentration Requirements42
Analysis of Healthcare Data
Introduction to Project Management
Principles of Knowledge Management and Decision Support
Special Topics in Health Informatics
Prin Of Man/Health Srvs Admin
Principles of Health Insurance and Reimbursement
Survey of Health Outcomes
Research Methods
Interprofessional Patient Advocacy Internship
Database Design and Implementation
Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
Guided Electives3
Select 3 credit hours of Guided Electives:
Cyber Forensics
Health Policy Issues
Seminar in Professional Issues
Ethical Theories/Moral Issues in Health
Population Health Sciences
Indep Study In Health Science
Data Programming II
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Total Credit Hours124

 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 College Algebra (MATH   1111) or Composition I (ENGL   1101), 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.


For questions regarding specific undergraduate program requirements, please contact the Waters College of Health Professions Student Success Center.