B.S. Health Sciences - Medical Information Technology
The University of West Florida
The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Science degree completion in Health Sciences with a track in Medical Information Technology. This is a two-year capstone degree program that provides students with an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees from an accredited two-year college with an opportunity to pursue an online B.S. Degree in Health Sciences. This program may be ideal for a variety of health care workers with similar degrees who need to complete a bachelor’s degree for advancement in their professional careers or current positions.
Students who are eligible for the Medical Information Technology concentration must complete a total of 83 credit hours. Even though Medical Information Technology students have separate courses for this particular concentration, all Health Science students must complete the six required core courses. These include Health Economics, Business Analysis and Decision Making in Health Care, and Advances in Health Sciences Technology. In addition to the core classes, the Medical Information Technology track covers basic computer programming and database systems to prepare students to deploy new software tools to meet the needs of a clinical practice or administration. Emerging trends in medical informatics are also covered through practical and new technologies that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of the public health care system.
Degree Level: Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Students must hold a two-year degree.
The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."
UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Professional Studies
- College of Business
UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.
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