University of Southern Indiana

4-Year Plan

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Information Management program consists of 120 credit hours of coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM). The program includes 40 credit hours from University core courses, 18 credit hours of required pre-admission courses, 48 credit hours of required HIIM courses, one general elective at any level (3 credit hours) and six credit hours selected from elective course offerings at 300-400 level.

Students must have completed all of the pre-admission courses (see below) with a grade of "C" or better before the beginning of the HIIM program.

Admission to the program will be based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 2.75 or above in the first-year prerequisite courses based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion, or in progress, of all required pre-admission courses.

Once in the program, students will have to maintain a minimum level of performance (no lower than a "C" grade) in each of the BSHIIM courses to progress to the next semester of the program.

Pre-Admission Courses

The following courses must be taken before formal acceptance into the BSHIIM program.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

  • MATH 111- College Algebra Credits:4
  • HP 115 - Medical Terminology For The Health Professions Credits: 2
  • CIS 151- Computer Applications in Business Credits:3
  • HP 211 - The Healthcare Delivery System Credits:3
  • ACCT 201- Accounting Principles I Credits: 3
  • ENG 210- Technical Writing Credits:3

Required HIIM Courses (30 credits)

  • HP 302 - Biostatistics Credits: 3
  • HI 301 - Health Informatics Credits: 3
  • HI 302 - Enterprise Systems & Electronic Health Records Credits: 3
  • HI 303 - Health Information Exchange & Interoperability Credits: 3
  • HI 304 - Social Media Monitoring in Health Care Credits: 3
  • HI 401 - Project Management in Health Information Management Credits: 3
  • HI 402 - Health Care Data Management & Data Analytics Credits: 3
  • HI 403 - Health Care Coding Credits: 3
  • HI 404 - Revenue Cycle Management in Health Care Credits: 3
  • HI 405 - Health Information Privacy and Security Credits: 3

Note: Six credits of HI 410 required

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