About The Major

Health Information Management (HIM) professional manage electronic health records, analyze health information, and ensure the privacy and security of patient data. The HIM program uniquely qualifies students to take advantage of these opportunities as a health information leader, including professional experience in healthcare settings built right into the curriculum and the ability to sit for a national registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam upon graduation.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: medical coding, critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis, knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Database design for health information management
  • Medicine and the law 
  • Pathophysiology & pharmacology for HIM
  • Release of healthcare information
  • Social foundations of biomedical informatics
  • Quantitative analysis of health information
  • Healthcare quality improvement

Possible Careers

  • Claims/financial analyst
  • Data/systems analyst
  • Electronic health record iplementation/ support
  • HIM manager
  • HIM technician
  • Medical coding professional


Where could I work?

  • Health Benefits Companies
  • Health IT Companies
  • Health Software Comapnies
  • Hospitals/ Hospital Systems
  • Insurance Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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