Health Information Systems, B.S.

You are viewing this degree as an accelerated program available online and at our Dallas and Houston Educational Centers. To view the Longview campus program, click here.

Accelerated degree programs generally offer courses in three, five, or seven weeks sessions which continue year-round, allowing you to focus on fewer courses at a time and adjust your course sequence to fit your needs.

Integration of information and data is integral to our everyday lives. But when it comes to health care, the security and accuracy of data and information becomes even more critical - it can mean the difference between life and death of a patient.

LeTourneau University's program in Health Information Systems fuses the fundamentals of computer science, business and health care. This degree prepares students for an in-demand career planning and directing the electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis or computer programming in health care facilities around the world.

Career with Significant Growth Projections

LeTourneau’s Health Information Systems degree offers an unbeatable career opportunity where technology contributes to quality of life. Significant growth is projected over the next two decades, with median salaries reaching six-figures. This program is ideal for those who want to work in health care without direct patient care:

  • Designed to expand the current careers of health professionals who want to develop IT skills and move into health informatics systems integration
  • Perfect for IT professionals who are looking to specialize or learn more about healthcare systems
  • Career path for registered nurses or allied health workers who want to pursue work at a technology company.

Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Health Informatics
  • Programming for Information Systems
  • Database Management
  • Information Security

What can you do with this degree?

  • Healthcare Information Management Director
  • Healthcare Information Management Manager
  • Healthcare Information Management Program Manager
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Director

Course Requirements

Health Care Management

  • HCMG 3123 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • HCMG 4323 Regulation and Accountability in Health Care
  • HCIT 4343 Health Informatics

Business

  • BUSI 3713 Management and Leadership or Management Elective
  • BUSI 3723 Financial Analysis for Managers
  • BUSI 4363 Project Management

Computer Science

  • COSC 1303 Computer Science I
  • COSC 2033 Programming for Information Systems
  • COSC 3023 Information Systems
  • COSC 3403 Software Engineering I
  • COSC 3503 Operating Systems* OR COSC 3403 Web Development
  • COSC 3603 Networks and Data Communication
  • COSC 4203 Database Management
  • COSC 4553 Information Security

Capstone

  • HCMG 4903 Integrating Faith and Work in Health Care

(Subtotal 45 hours)

General Education Courses

  • Bible (12 hours)
  • Communications/Speech (3 hours)
  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Literature Elective (3 hours)
  • History Elective (3 hours)
  • Kinesiology Elective (3 hours)
  • Math (9 hours)
    • MATH 1203 College Algebra w Applications
    • MATH 1423 Elementary Statistics
    • MATH 1803 Discrete Math
  • Natural Science w/lab (8 hours)
  • Orientation (3 hours

(Subtotal 50 hours)

Elective Courses

  • (Optional internship of 3 credits available)

Total: 45 credit hours in major courses, 50 credit hours of general education, 31 credit hours of general electives for a total of 126 credit hours.

Faculty Feature

Dr. Brent Baas

Department Chairman,
Professor of Computer Science

(903) 233-3341
BrentBaas@letu.edu


*Choose an accelerated online program, a Longview, Dallas or Houston campus program or combine daytime and online classes to fit your needs.*


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