2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Informatics and Information Management (B.S.)

College of Community Innovation and Education
Department of Health Management and Informatics
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC) - UCF Downtown, 401


CCIE Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Health Informatics and Information Management Undergraduate Program Director; and Associate Professor: Dr. Alice M. Noblin

Health Informatics and Information Management (B.S.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • Separate application to the limited access program must be made directly to the program prior to March 1 for fall admission of the year admission is sought or October 1 for the following year spring admission.
  • UCF application must also be submitted by the program deadline of March 1st for fall and October 1st for spring. Acceptance to UCF is necessary before acceptance to the program can occur.
  • This limited access program is work-intensive and courses include clinical practice in a variety of settings. Due to this it is strongly recommended that students be at least one year post high school prior to applying to the program. Students with concerns or questions should contact the program to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
  • Student must complete all general education, foreign language admissions, and program prerequisites prior to the start of the program.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and complete all program prerequisite courses with at least a grade of “C” (2.0)
  • Acceptance to the university does not necessarily constitute admission to the upper division Health Informatics and Information Management program.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who are pending Health Informatics and Information Management and are admitted to the program must adopt the most current catalog
  • Students should complete the General Education Program, Foreign Language Admissions and the Common Program Prerequisites Requirements before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor
  • The courses designated in sections 1 and 2 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should be completed in the first 60 hours
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in prerequisite and major courses is required for admission to, continuation in, and graduation from the Health Informatics and Information Management Program
  • UCF Residency Requirement: 30 hours

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (17 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 See Transfer Notes

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Restricted Electives

  • None

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • As a requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management major, students must complete an internship within the HIM realm of an actual health care organization. The internship program takes 2 semesters to complete: one orientation semester and one internship semester.  In order to participate in the HIIM Internship the student must have completed or earned credit for HIM 3806- Professional Practice Experience I, HIM 4816- Professional Practice Experience II and HIM 4998- Internship Orientation. Additionally, many health care organizations will require that students complete a background check, which may include, but not be limited to, law enforcement finger printing, state driving records, credit reports, and criminal records check. The cost of the background check is the student’s responsibility. Background checks may take time to complete and, subsequently, could delay the student’s internship placement. Students who have potential background issues must contact the Director of Internships to schedule an interview in order to discuss the impact on field placement. The Health Informatics and Information Management program cannot guarantee internship placement or subsequent degree completion for students who do not pass background checks.  A fee may be required as part of the placement application process for the internship program.  Students will receive all the information they need, as well as access to internships they may apply for during HIM 4998 – Internship Orientation. 

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • A minimum 2.5 overall GPA is required for graduation.
  • Upon completion of the approved program, the student is eligible to submit an application for writing the national registration examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association to qualify as a Registered Health Information Administrator.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Florida College System Equivalents:
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BSC X085 and X086)
  • Financial Accounting (ACG 2021 )
  • Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071 )
  • Statistics (STA 2014  or any other statistics course)
  • Computer Science for Business (CGS 2100C )

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Summer (5 Credit Hours)