ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Administration, B.S.


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Declaration of a major in Health Information Administration does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must formally apply and be admitted into the program and before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into clinical placements. In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the Health Information program website linked from the School of Health Sciences.

Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.25
When do students apply? Students may apply to the program after or while completing a minimum of 60 semester hours including all liberal studies and pre-professional courses with a 2.25 GPA.

Required Pre-requisites: None
Retention in the Program: In order to remain in the program, students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in each professional course (HSCC and HIA prefixes).

Additional Information: The Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). HIA graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination. Successful completers of the exam earn the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.

Liberal Studies Requirements


BIOL 291 (4) may be used to meet liberal studies requirements. Students using this option will need 3 hours of additional electives to complete the 122 hour program.

Electives


Electives (12 hours) are required to complete the program.

Additional Information


Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/4635.asp to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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