BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS (BSHI)
Health Informatics (HI) practitioners improve healthcare by ensuring that the best information is available when making healthcare decisions for patients. In this program, HI students acquire health care-specific competencies using information technologies, managed skills, and health/medical knowledge that are applicable to a large and growing number of important health care positions.
The Health Informatics program combines fundamental concepts in computer science, information technology, health sciences, and business. This program focuses on preparing students with high quality education and skills necessary to improve health care delivery and support health care decisions.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Informatics (BSHI) will have a strong understanding of health care, information technology, information management, and business, and will be able to apply these competencies. They will be able to use these competencies to pursue a growing range of rewarding health-care oriented positions in both the private and public sectors.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics requires successful completion of two years of core curriculum and two years of upper division courses. Students in the BSHI programs are required to take 60 hours in upper division courses during the junior and senior years. Full-time or a part-time enrollment is possible.
To be considered for admission to the BSHI degree program, students must have:
After acceptance to the BSHI program, an institutional GPA of 2.0 (or better) must be maintained. Deviation from this requirement will be handled according to the College's satisfactory academic standing requirements. All upper division courses (required and elective) must be completed with a grade of C or better. The BSHI Program requires successful completion of a total of 120 credit hours (see curriculum requirements) for graduation.
At least 30 hours of upper division BSHI courses must be taken at CCGA.
Courses taken as required for Area F cannot be counted toward the residency requirement.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics programs are required to take 60 hours in upper division courses during the junior and senior years.
The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution or through eCore, the USG’s designated online core curriculum, are fully transferable to another USG institution. All core curriculum requirements must be completed as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs. Each institution’s core curriculum shall consist of 42 semester credit hours with the minimum number of credit hours in each area shown below. (BOR Policy Manual, 3.3.1 Core Curriculum)
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|Total Credits Required for Graduation||120|