Health Informatics, B.S.P.H.
The Health Informatics major prepares students for a variety of careers within public health, other health sciences, and in careers requiring quantitative skills that are outside the health field.
Students develop analytical skills valuable for the solution of a wide variety of problems both within and beyond the health sciences. They learn how computer applications relate to the acquisition,
management, analysis, and dissemination of information. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of information and information technology, as well as the effective management of information
technology projects. Specific competencies include:
- Utilize processes for collecting and maintaining data and information.
- Summarize and interpret information relevant to an issue.
- Utilize modern information technology tools to support public health data acquisition, management, analysis, and reporting.
- Utilize modern information science and technology strategies to promote public health education.
- Demonstrate recognition of appropriate roles and domains for computer scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and information technology specialists in information systems
- Apply accepted processes for developing information systems and for managing information resources.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) consists of:
- a minimum of 120 credits
- completion of the common core curriculum with enhancements as noted below
- a minimum of 45 credits in core public health coursework which includes 21 core credits, 15 advanced core credits and a minimum of 9 track core credits depending on the major
- a minimum of 40 credits in liberal arts and sciences courses
- 36 credits of major selective and/or open electives, depending on the choice of major