Minor in health information management begins fall 2024

A new minor in health information management will be offered starting in fall 2024. Open to undergraduate students majoring in any discipline, the online program will teach the fundamentals of acquiring, analyzing and protecting medical information.

The minor will broaden career options for students in computer science and business. For those already in health care fields, the program will encourage leadership and teach proficiency in health care information technology, systems, data analysis and medical records.

“The health information management minor allows students to explore health care without full commitment to the major,” said Felecia Williams ’99 BS HIM, program director and HIM clinical assistant professor.

Students will complete the minor entirely online. After seven required credit hours, students will take nine hours in courses specific to their areas of interest.

“Students may pursue employment with hospitals, insurance companies or health care technology companies,” said Williams. “These students may be passionate about their current discipline, but now they have a path to explore health information management.”