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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student at Texas State University 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.
  2. Students must have completed the majority of the general education core curriculum and other prerequisite coursework.
  3. Students must have a maximum of 9 hours to be completed in the summer following the application deadline.
  4. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  5. Students must be eligible for admission to Texas State. University application deadlines are different than the HIM Program deadline. Potential program applicants are encouraged to complete the University process early to facilitate review of transcripts during the HIM Program application process.
  6. Students must submit HIM Program application by March 31st for consideration to begin the HIM coursework in the fall semester.
  7. Students will be required to interview with the HIM Program Admissions Committee.
  8. 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. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/health-professions/information-management/#admissionstext
  2. 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 13103ENG 13203 
Select one of the following:3HIST 13103 
 Life and Physical Sciences23 
 Social and Behavioral Sciences23 
 CIS 1323 or CS 13083 
   
   
POSI 23103  
COMM 13103  
US 110011  
 13 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIST 13203POSI 23203 
Life and Physical Sciences23PHIL 1305 or 13203 
English Literature23BIO 24304 
HIM 23603Select one of the following:3 
Select one of the following: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
1

If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. See the College Advising Center.

2

See Academic Services section of the catalog for course options that satisfy Literature, Life and Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences components.