Health Information Management

Degree Awarded:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with a major in Health Information Administration

Length of Program:
3-6 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admission
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Degree Overview

The Clarkson College Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with major in Health Information Administration (HIA) option offers a transfer option for prospective students who have earned an associate’s degree from an accredited institution. This option, commonly known as the 2+2 program, allows such students to transfer up to 80 credit hours, making it possible to complete the bachelor’s degree program in just one year.   

The Health Information Administration 2+2 program is ideal for individuals who have a background or interest in health care information systems, coding, data analysis, record management or leadership. The program coursework, capstone and professional practice experiences will develop your proficiency in these areas, as well as prepare you with the administrative skills that are essential for effectively managing departments responsible for inputting, maintaining and reporting health data.

The program is offered entirely online with part-time and full-time options available. Students also have the ability to add a Health Care Business minor to supplement their bachelor’s degree.

An additional benefit is the early testing integrated into the curriculum, which enables you to sit for your RHIA certification exam prior to graduating. As a certified RHIA, you will:

  • Be an expert in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements, and standards related to health care delivery and the privacy of protected patient information.
  • Manage people and operational units, participate in administrative committees, and prepares budgets.
  • Interact with all levels of an organization—clinical, financial, administrative and information systems—that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations.

Performance Outcomes

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate 100% 60% 75%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 60% 75%
National Average Board Pass Rate 69% 72% 71%
Graduation Rate** 57% 50% 8%
(15% are still enrolled part-time)
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 100% 100% 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

** Students tracked through completion of degree (7 years). 6-year average reported. Majority of students in program are part-time students.



The Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program, Health Information Administration Baccalaureate Degree program, and the Health Information Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration - Transfer Option

General Education Courses

(21 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 21
Support Courses

(13 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 205 - Advanced Computer Applications 2
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
Total Semester Hours 13
Health Information Major Courses

(60 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 255 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HM 260 - Data Management and Analytics 3
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 332 - Coding III: Principles of Coding 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
◊ HM 368 - Professional Practice Experience I 2
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
HM 444 - Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
HM 460 - Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
HM 477 - Health Information Administration Assessment 1
◊ HM 495 - Professional Practice Experience II 2
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 60

Total Semester Hours in Program 128

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$7,084 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,542 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$558 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: On-Campus $20 / credit-hour
Activity Fee $4 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$63,000, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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