Bachelor of Science in Information Networking & Telecommunications / Health Informatics
Fort Hays State University

Program Details

The Health Informatics concentration is designed to give those already working in the healthcare industry, or hoping to work in healthcare the ability to understand the needs and demands of patient care and information security.

As the healthcare industry increasingly transitions to web-based interfaces, electronic storage and retrieval of patient information, and more sophisticated networks for medical information management, the demand for medical professionals with technology training and expertise is growing. In larger markets, technology professionals with training and expertise specific to medical industries, patient care practices, and information security have created niche demand that is not being met.

Hospitals, clinics, specialty practices, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries are aggressively recruiting this kind of professional, with a uniquely mixed background. These new positions now have some of the highest salaries in the IT field.


  • Official transcripts
  • Students who are over the age of 21 do not need an ACT or SAT score
  • A high school diploma or GED

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission