Prerequisites

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.


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