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Bachelor of Science in Informatics / Healthcare Informatics

Program Details

A Bachelor of Science in Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Informatics is available from Liberty University. This degree focuses on training individuals in informatics in order to apply this knowledge to the health technology field. Over the duration of this program, students will discuss management techniques, healthcare coding and classification, healthcare enterprise systems, business application software and programming, Web architecture and development, and pharmacology.

This program asks students to complete a total of 120 credit hours in order to earn this degree. While Liberty allows some credits to be transferred in, there are some stipulations; 30 overall credit hours and 30 credit hours of major courses must be taken at Liberty, in addition to taking 30 credit hours of upper-level courses as a part of the total 120 credit hours. If credits are being transferred, students should consult with an advisor before planning their course schedule. All of the courses in this program are offered in an online format. The courses are broken into different sections: core competency requirements, skills & knowledge, major courses, and electives. Students must complete 36 hours in core courses, nine in skills & knowledge, 55 in major courses, and 20 hours of electives.

The Healthcare Informatics specialization asks students to complete 12 hours in certain courses. These four courses are: Foundations of Pharmacology, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Coding & Classification, and Healthcare Enterprise Systems. After fulfilling the requirements for this program, students should be able to find employment in positions such as Informatics Analyst, Informatics Pharmacist Clinical Informatics Specialist, or Director of Clinical Informatics.

Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

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