Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (B.S.H.I.M.) Major in Health Information Management

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (B.S.H.I.M.) degree with a major in Health Information Management requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit: http://www.health.txstate.edu/him/
  2. Any student may declare Pre-Health Information Management as their major. To declare Pre-HIM as a major, contact the College of Health Professions Advising Center. It is strongly recommended that students present themselves for academic advising as soon as health information management has been selected as a major.
  3. Students must have completed the majority of the general education core curriculum and other prerequisite coursework.
  4. Students must have a maximum of 9 hours to be completed in the summer following the application deadline.
  5. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  6. Students must be eligible for admission. University application deadlines are different than the Health Information Management (H.I.M.) program deadline. Potential program applicants are encouraged to complete the University process early to facilitate review of transcripts during the H.I.M. program application process.
  7. Students must submit H.I.M. program application by March 31st for consideration to begin the HIM coursework in the fall semester.
  8. Students will be required to interview with the H.I.M. Program Admissions Committee.
  9. Advanced placement in the major coursework due to previous health information or related coursework and/or work experience will require a review of the student’s credentials and transcripts. Due to course sequencing and the scheduling of the professional practice experience assignment, students who drop out of the program for one or more semesters will be required to reapply for admission and be re-interviewed by the admissions committee.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
Mathematics Component Code 020 Select one of the following:3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 CIS 1323 or CS 13083 
   
   
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3  
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3  
US 110011  
 13 15 
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
HIM 23603BIO 24304 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3Select one of the following:3 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3  
   
   
   
   
 15 13 
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
HIM 33013HIM 33113HIM 43703
HIM 33103HIM 33503HIM 43633
HIM 34634HIM 33803 
HIM 33673HIM 33643 
HIM 33903HIM 43933 
 16 15 6
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIM 44014HIM 43833 
HIM 43313HIM 43853 
HIM 43643HIM 43903 
HIM 43203HIM 45015 
 13 14 
Total Hours: 120