Health Information Management
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a health information manager with a B.S. in Health Information Management from Georgian Court University.
Professionals with technical expertise, problem-solving skills, knowledge of clinical medicine, and superior communication skills are in demand to ensure quality health care documentation, protect patient confidentiality, and develop and maintain electronic health records. Career options include jobs at health care facilities, managed care organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physician offices, consulting firms, software firms, and pharmaceutical companies.
This is a joint-degree program with Rutgers University. Under this program, you’ll spend your first two years taking courses at GCU before applying to the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP) to complete the remaining 61 credits.
To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
During the first two years, the student completes the GCU General Education requirements and prerequisite courses for Rutgers University. GCU courses required as prerequisites for the Rutgers University portion of the program include:
|BI213||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BI214||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|MA103||Introduction to Statistical Thinking||3|
|AC171||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 to be eligible for admission to Rutgers University (requirements subject to change). At the beginning of the student’s last semester at Georgian Court University, the student applies to the Rutgers University’s School of Health Professions B.S. in Health Information Management program. The final deadline for applications is usually July 31, but students should apply at the beginning of the spring semester since admission is competitive and is not guaranteed. All Georgian Court General Education requirements and the prerequisite courses for the Rutgers University program must be completed prior to enrolling at Rutgers University, except for Georgian Court University’s second experiential learning requirement, which can be fulfilled by professional practice experiences that are part of the Rutgers University phase of the program. Students admitted to Rutgers University spend the fall and spring semesters of the junior and senior year taking 61 credits of health information management courses, comprised of 55 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives. Of these 61 credits, 58 are online and the other three credits are a Professional Practice course that is onsite at a health care facility (curriculum subject to change; consult the Rutgers University website at https://shp.rutgers.edu/health-informatics/bachelor-of-science-health-information-management/ for current curriculum) at Rutgers University’s School of Health Professions campus in Newark.
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.