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Health Information Administration, B.S.

Prepare to become an effective liaison between medical professionals, patients, and insurance providers with IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration. Make sense of complex health data and learn record-keeping fundamentals that meet legal, medical, and ethical obligations.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $257.23

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $378.10

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration prepares you to become a credentialed health records manager. You’ll take courses in data management, record law, health finance and budgeting, and computer systems. When you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge you need to take the Registered Health Information Administrator certification exam. 

As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must:
  • Have a two-year degree in health information technology from a CAHIIM-accredited program.
  • Meet all other admissions requirements.
To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete Health Professions Application Data Sheet. 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
Application Deadlines

This program has rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Your IU Online B.S. in Health Information Administration prepares you for such careers as:

  • Coder and clinical documentation improvement specialist
  • Revenue cycle auditor
  • EHR implementation specialist
  • Health information management educator
  • Health information manager/director
  • Clinical informatics coordinator

To graduate with the B.S. in Health Information Administration, you must complete 120 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (30 credit hours) 
  • Health information administration core courses (63 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours) 

Core Classes for the BS in Computer Science
Course Number Course Name Credits
HIM-M 301 Health Quality and Information Management 3 Credits
HIM-M 402 Health Finance and Budgeting for HIM 3 Credits
HIM-M 302 Health Record Law II and Ethics 3 Credits
HIM-M 401 Healthcare Record Management in HIM 3 Credits
HIM-M 403 Organization and Management of HIM 3 Credits
HIM-M 404 Research Principles for HIM 3 Credits
HIM-M 410 Computer Systems in Healthcare and HIM 3 Credits
HIM-M 415 Capstone 4 Credits
HIM-M 459 Affiliation Experience 4 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

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