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
Survey of Accounting
Human Biology
Health Issues and Resources
Programming for Information Technology
Introduction to Statistics I (If not taken in Area D)
Medical Terminology
If BIOL 1130 and/or STAT   2231 taken in Area D, select course(s) from the following list:
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Major Requirements
HITC   3000Introduction to Health Informatics3
HLPR   3200Inteprofessional Teams in Healthcare Organizations3
HSCC   2300Management of Health Information3
HSCC   3110Legal Iss In Hlth Care Environ3
HSCC   3140Epidemiology3
Related Concentration Requirements36
Analysis of Healthcare Data
Introduction to Project Management
Principles of Knowledge Management and Decision Support
Prin Of Man/Health Srvs Admin
Principles of Health Insurance and Reimbursement
Survey of Health Outcomes
Seminar in Professional Issues
Ethical Theories/Moral Issues in Health
Database Design and Implementation
Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
Guided Electives9
Select 9 credit hours of Guided Electives:
Evidence and Procedure
Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Legal Process
Programming Principles I
Programming Principles II
Computers, Ethics and Society
Special Topics in Health Informatics
Health Information Systems
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Network Security
Ethical Hacking
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.