Health Information Management - Degree Requirements BS

B.S. in Health Information Management (HIM) – 124 total credits
Students shall satisfy the requirements listed below.

I. SUNY General Education Requirements (30 credits)
All SUNY students must satisfy the following requirements.

No fewer than 30 credits must be attained from the SUNY approved General Education Course List with the following provisions:

  • Mathematics (STA 100 recommended by program)
  • Basic Communication (ENG 101 or equivalent)

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

  • Natural Science (BIO 115 recommended by program)
  • Social Science
  • American History
  • Western Civilization
  • Other World Civilization
  • Humanities
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Language

NOTE: You may take more than one course in a given category to complete this 30 credit hour requirement, but you must also satisfy the appropriate number of categories.

II. Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements (30 credits)
The New York State Education Department (SED) requires a student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to attain no fewer than 60 credits of combined SUNY General Education and Liberal Arts/Sciences courses. There may be overlap between courses meeting both the SUNY General Education Requirements and Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements, but a student may receive course credits only once even if multiple requirements are satisfied by a single course. The total number of combined credit hours must be no fewer than 60 credits.

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  • See the Catalog descriptions of COM courses to find specific courses that satisfy this requirement.

Specific requirement for Health Information Management majors includes:

  • BIO 115 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 116 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • STA 100 Statistical Methods

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (remainder of credits)

III. 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 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 330 Databases in Health Information Management
  • HIM 392 Professional Practice Experience I – Technical
  • HIM 400 Non-hospital Health Information Management Systems
  • HIM 401 Quality Improvement in Health Information
  • HIM 403 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HIM 425 Research in Health Information Management
  • HIM 435 Health Information Systems
  • HIM 440 Health Informatics Concepts
  • 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 111C Spreadsheets I


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