Health Information Management - Degree Requirements BS

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements* (124 credits)

Arts and Sciences – General Education (60 credits)

  • Mathematics (STA 100 recommended by program)
  • Basic Communication

At least five (5) out of the following eight (8) SUNY General Education categories:

  • Natural Science (BIO 215 w/lab recommended by program)
  • Social Science
  • American History
  • Western Civilization
  • Other World Civilization
  • Humanities
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Language

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Degree Requirements

  • Natural Science (with lab) A & P I — BIO 215
  • Upper-Division Writing

Program Requirements

  • Natural Science (with lab) A & P I — BIO 216
  • Statistics

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (remainder of credits)

Health Information Management Core Coursework (56 credits)

  • HIM 100 Introduction to the Health Information Management Field
  • HIM 111 Medical Terminology
  • HIM 212 Pathophysiology for Health Information Management
  • HIM 220 Data Management and Analysis for Health Information Management
  • HIM 305 Inpatient Coding and Classification
  • HIM 306 Outpatient Coding and Classification
  • HIM 309 Legal Aspects of Health Information
  • HIM 313 Management for the Health Professions
  • HIM 392 Professional Practice Experience I – Technical
  • HIM 400 Non-hospital Health Information Management Systems
  • HIM 401 Systems for the Evaluation and Improvement of Health Care Systems
  • HIM 403 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HIM 425 Research in Health Information Management
  • HIM 435 Health Care Management/Medical Information Systems
  • HIM 440 Electronic Health Records
  • HIM 445 Healthcare Reimbursement
  • HIM 450 Health Information Services Management
  • HIM 493 Senior Seminar
  • HIM 494 Professional Practice Experience II – Specialty
  • HIM 495 Professional Practice Experience III – Management

Other Required Courses (8 credit minimum)

  • ACC 201 Introductory Accounting
  • MGT 318 Human Resource Management
  • CSC 311C Spreadsheets I

 *Open to first-year and transfer students

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