Program added on April 26, 2021. Program approved with an initiation term of Fall 2021.

The BS in Health Informatics degree program prepares students in the field of health informatics, which integrates health sciences, information technology, computer science, data science, and behavioral sciences. The program combines interdisciplinary knowledge from these areas with practical, specialized skills in health informatics to improve patient care, and individual and population health.

The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis leading to completion of the objectives of the undergraduate BS program. 

Program added on April 26, 2021. Program approved with an initiation term of Fall 2021.

Policies

For policies governing all undergraduate degrees, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.

Advising

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who is a faculty member within their academic department or a professional academic advisor within the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). Academic advisor assignments are listed on the CHHS website, and students are expected to meet with their advisor regularly (at least once each semester) to seek advice about academic schedules and program plans. Students also should meet with their advisor if they are experiencing academic difficulty.

Student Responsibilities

All students are responsible for knowing the requirements of their major as specified in the university catalog for their catalog year; academic deadlines outlined in the semester academic calendar; and university policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

Students also should run their own degree-evaluation to identify graduation requirements and progress towards their degree. While academic advisors can give advice to students, students are responsible for the academic planning decisions they make. Academic advisors cannot be held responsible for mistakes made by students in selecting courses that may not count toward their degree and thus delay a desired graduation date.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of C must be obtained in all major requirements. Students who earn more than 6 credits of C grades must either repeat one of those courses and earn a C+ or higher or change programs.

Writing Intensive Requirement

The university requires all students to complete at least one course designated "writing intensive" within the major. Students majoring in nutrition fulfill this requirement by successfully completing HAP 465 Integration of Professional Skills and Issues (Mason Core)

Banner Code: HH-BS-HINF

Program added on April 26, 2021. Program approved with an initiation term of Fall 2021.

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120

Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor's degrees, including the Mason Core requirements.

Mason Core Requirements

Foundation Requirements
Written Communication
ENGH 100Composition for Multilingual Writers (Mason Core)3
or ENGH 101 Composition (Mason Core)
Oral Communication
Any Mason Core Oral Communication course3
Quantitative Reasoning
STAT 250Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)3
Information Technology and Computing
Any Mason Core Information Technology course 13
Exploratory Requirements
Arts
Any Mason Core Arts course3
Global Understanding
GCH 205Global Health (Mason Core)3
Literature
Any Mason Core Literature course3
Natural Science
Any Natural Science courses with lab 28
Social and Behavioral Science
Any Mason Core Social and Behavioral Science 33
Western Civilization/World History
Any Mason Core Western Civilization/World History course3
Integration Requirements
ENGH 302Advanced Composition (Mason Core)3
Writing Intensive 4
Capstone 5
Total Credits38

Core Courses

MATH 108Introductory Calculus with Business Applications (Mason Core)3
MATH 112Discrete Mathematics for IT3
GCH 300Introduction to Public Health3
HAP 201Health Professions Careers3
HAP 202Medical Terminology3
HAP 301Health Care Delivery in the United States3
HAP 308Public Health Informatics3
HAP 318Introduction to IT Methods for Healthcare3
HAP 360Introduction to Health Information Systems3
HAP 361Health Databases3
HAP 430Process Improvement in Healthcare Organizations3
HAP 436Electronic Health Data in Process Improvement3
HAP 440Mobile Health3
HAP 456Health Data Mining and Analysis3
HAP 458Clinical Informatics Applications in a Health Care Setting3
HAP 459Health Data Standards and Interoperability3
HAP 460Information Technology Project Management3
HAP 462Privacy and Security in Health Informatics3
HAP 465Integration of Professional Skills and Issues (Mason Core)3
HAP 467Advanced Information Technology Project Management3
HAP 489Pre-Internship Seminar (Mason Core)3
HAP 498Health Administration Internship (Mason Core)4
HAP 555Computer Programming in Health Applications3
Total Credits70

Electives

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Introduction to Social Network Analysis (Mason Core)
Scientific Data Mining
Machine Learning Applications in Science
Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduction to Cyber Security Engineering
Systems Engineering Principles
Healthcare Accounting
Healthcare Law
Healthcare Finance
Strategic Health Management and Planning
Introduction to Health/Medical Practice Management
Leadership and Management of Health Systems I
Leadership and Management of Health Systems II
Health Economics and Policy
Introduction to Health Care Politics and Policy
Introduction to Health Services Research
Internet and Web Technology Applications for Healthcare
Electronic Health Record Configuration and Data Analysis
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Mason Core)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I
Or another course with permission of director
Total Credits12