HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
Entry into the HIM program is competitive. Therefore, it is recommended that the interested student contact the department to be assigned an advisor. Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, which include the prerequisites listed below.
ENGLISH (6 hours)
ENGL 101 Composition
ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing
SPEECH (3 hours)
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication
HUMANITIES (6 hours)
PHIL 160 Intro to Ethics
Culture & Diversity Goal 4.2 Course
LIFE SCIENCES (9-15 hours)
Natural Science Goal 3N
BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy*
BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology*
*Labs strongly recommended, but not required
MATHEMATICS (6 hours)
MATH 365 Elementary Statistics
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting I OR
ACCT 205 Survey of Accounting
SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 hours)
PSYC 104 General Psychology
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology
FOR STUDENTS STARTING HIM FALL 2015 OR AFTER:
IST 202 Intro to Information Systems OR
IST 205 Survey of Information Systems
HEIM 230 Medical Terminology
FOR STUDENTS STARTING HIM FALL 2016 OR AFTER:
BLAW 301: Legal Aspects of Business
Note: Some of the courses listed above may require prerequisites.
If you are looking for a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program outside of KU's program, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education website can be very helpful. Searches can be conducted to find programs throughout the United States. More information found here. For requirements for individual programs, check the college/university website.