Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Western Governors University

Program Details

WGU’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree program prepares students to harness valuable data to improve healthcare outcomes. Designed in collaboration with healthcare’s foremost leaders, the BSHIM program focuses on data analytics, resource management, business ethics, foundations in healthcare data management, and health information law and regulations. Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to help drive meaningful change in the healthcare industry. The BSHIM program is CAHIIM-accredited, and qualifies students to sit for the RHIA® exam.

WGU’s online programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from a competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation, and beyond.

*WGU cannot currently accept applicants who are residents of California. 

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU’s “home” accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants must demonstrate IT experience with one of the following:
    • Associate degree in an allied health field, IT, business administration, or a CAHIIM-accredited HIT program
    • Current active HIM or Revenue Cycle industry certification or a WGU pathway credential
    • Resume showing one year of administrative healthcare-related work experience in the last three years, or an active healthcare-related certification or three years of IT or healthcare business management experience

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