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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Degree Information

Health Information Administration is a multi-disciplinary degree, which combines training in the fields of health informatics, business and health science. Students graduating with this degree will gain the skills necessary to work with health information systems and health data management, and be able to bridge the gap between clinicians and health information technology. Students will acquire the knowledge needed to become an integral component of the health information management system.

In addition, students pursuing this degree will complete courses required for the Certificate in Medical Coding and will be eligible to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coder’s (AAPC) exam to become CPC credentialed. These courses will train students to become masters of all code sets including CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II. Graduates may also choose to become credentialed in the following American Health Information Management Association credentials:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
  • Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration (HIA) for the Indiana University Southeast campus is approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, which provides institutional accreditation for Indiana University Southeast.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of Health Information Administratiom Residency Requirements

In addition to the IU Southeast Residency Requirement for Bachelor's Degrees and the School of Natural Science Residency Requirement, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration must complete the following courses in residence at IU Southeast.

  • HIA-M443 (Professional Practicum in HIA)
  • HIA-M490 (Directed Study - Field Placement)
  • HIA-M499 (HIA Capstone)

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration Requirements

Pre-HIA Program Requirements

  • Medical Terminology (3) AHLT-M195
  • Basic Human Anatomy (5) ANAT-A215
  • Basic Human Physiology (5) PHSL-P215
  • Intro. to Biological Sciences I (5) BIOL-L101
  • Finite Mathematics (3) MATH-A118
  • Intro. to Informatics (4) INFO-I101
  • Basic Tools of Info. I (1.5) INFO-I110
  • Basic Tools of Info. II (1.5) INFO-I111
  • Principles of Business Admin. (3) BUS-W100
  • Public Speaking (3) SPCH-S121
  • Pathways (1) COAS-S154
  • Intro. to Psychology I or II (3) PSY-P101 or P102

HIA Professional Program Requirements

  • Pathology (3) AHLT-R200
  • Pharmacology (3) AHLT-M350
  • Medical Coding I (3) AHLT-M390
  • Medical Coding II (3) AHLT-M391
  • Intro. to HIA & Reimburse (3) AHLT-M392
  • Statistics (3) MATH-K300
  • Information Infrastructure I (4) INFO-I210
  • Information Representation (3) INFO-I308
  • Legal & Social Info. Security (3) INFO-I330
  • Principles of Management (3) BUS-W301
  • Operations Management (3) BUS-P301
  • Personnel Human Resource Mgmt. (3) BUS-Z440
  • Health Info. Req/Standards I (3) HIM-M325
  • Health Info. Req. Standards II (3) HIM-M327
  • Health Info. Technology (3) HIM-M475
  • Health Info. Storage/Retrieval (3) HIM-M400
  • Medicine & The Law (2) HIA-M345
  • Prof. Practicum in HIA** (8) HIA-M443
  • Dir. Study – Field Placement** (1) HIA-M490
  • HIA Capstone*** (3) HIA-M499

** These courses must be completed through Indiana University Southeast.
*** The HIA Capstone must be completed at Indiana University Southeast during the last 25 hours of degree completion.

Note: The Health Information Administration courses are still in development on the IU Southeast campus; therefore, some courses may be taken through IUPUI. Students completing courses through another IU campus will pay tuition rates for that campus. Please consult your academic advisor for course availability.

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