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GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at https://georgian.edu/application-for-higher-education-emergency-relief-fund/. Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

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.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Health Information Management, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:
  • General Education courses
  • Biology, mathematics, and business courses at GCU (20 credits)
  • Computer science courses at GCU (4–6 credits)
  • Health information management courses at Rutgers (61 credits)
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Biology, Mathematics, and Business at GCU:

  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)
  • MA109 College Algebra (3)
  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)

Computer Science at GCU:

  • Your choice of at least 4–6 credits from:
    • CS105 Computer Literacy (3)
    • CS111 Foundations of Computer Science (3)
    • CS123 Computer Programming I (4)
    • IS223 Fundamentals of Information Systems & Systems Analysis (3)
    • IS224 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
    • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)
Note: You can also choose from a higher level CS or IS course For Rutgers classes, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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