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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIBJ) (50-55 hours)


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Health Informatics and Information Management (HiiM) major is a cross-disciplinary academic program that integrates courses from multiple colleges at Western Michigan University (WMU). At present, HiiM major is offered by two colleges (i.e., College of Health and Human Services and Haworth College of Business).

Students who complete HiiM major from the Haworth College of Business will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.

Admission Requirements


Only the Office of Admissions and Orientation grants admission to Western Michigan University for undergraduate students. Application forms may be obtained from that office or the University’s website at www.wmich.edu.

Because the resources required for this major are integrated across colleges and are limited, there is an application process for students seeking admission to the HiiM program. Admission criteria will be determined by a committee that is composed of HiiM faculty advisors from each hosting college.

Applicants will be evaluated for admission at least twice (i.e., fall and spring semesters) based on each applicant’s academic performance. Acceptance will only be confirmed when the student completes the application process and is accepted into the HiiM program. Students who either do not complete the application process or who are not accepted into the program will be removed from any classes that are restricted to HiiM majors.

To seek admission to the HiiM program in fall semester, student applications must be completed by February 15 and students will be notified of their status no later than March 1. For spring semester admission, students must complete the application process by September 15 and will be notified of their status no later than October 1, HCoB students must begin the application process in the HCoB Office of Student Advising and Admissions. Any HiiM major applicant must be an eligible WMU student who has been admitted to the College of Business and has completed all pre-HiiM course requirements, and has a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Due to limited program capacity, all applicants are evaluated on a competitive basis in terms of academic performance. In addition, the following materials and criteria may be reviewed and applied:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • HiiM Advisor Interview
  • Overall GPA

Acceptance standards are dynamically adjusted based on the available program capacity. Applicants that miss the application deadline will be considered in the next application cycle.

 

Program Requirements:


In addition to completing all pre-B.B.A. and B.B.A. requirements, HiiM majors in HCoB must complete with a grade of “C” or above:

Pre-Major Requirements (17-21 hours)


Basic Computing


Select one of the following:

Health Sciences


Select ALL of the following:

Human Anatomy


Select one of the following:

Statistics


Select one of the following:

Required Courses (24-25 hours)


Health Info Systems and Management


Select one of the following:

Health Care Ethics


Select one of the following:

HiiM Capstone Project


Select one of the following:

HCoB Elective Specialty Courses


Select one of the following specialty tracks:

A. Data Analysis (DAN)


Elect three courses from the following list:

B. Health Information Networking (HIN)


Elect three courses from the following list:

C. Management (MGMT)


Take all three courses from the following list:

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