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
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Information Technology
Data Programming I
Introduction to Cyber Security 1
Intro to Statistics 1
Discrete Mathematics
Major Requirements15
Introduction to Health Informatics
Management of Health Information
Health Issues and Resources
Legal Iss In Hlth Care Environ
Related Concentration Requirements45
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
Seminar in Professional Issues
Data Visualization
Database Design and Implementation
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
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.


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 the Academic Advisement catalog page.