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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services and Informatics Administration (HCSIA)

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services and Informatics Administration builds on a solid foundation of two years of liberal arts and science as prerequisites followed by two years immersion in healthcare services and healthcare informatics courses. The program prepares graduates to assume positions in a variety of healthcare settings performing complex tasks related to healthcare informatics in support of clinical and administrative functions.

Healthcare informatics professionals act as the bridge between highly technical information technology staff and healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses. There is a strong current need for healthcare informatics professionals with potential for prolonged future growth. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage the relationships between people and healthcare information systems. Graduates of this program will work as members of interdisciplinary healthcare teams in order to facilitate provision of safe, effective, high-quality healthcare using the latest technology tools.

Campus Availability

Cumming
Online

Admissions Information

In order to qualify for admission to this program, students must:

  • Complete all UNG undergraduate admission requirements
  • Transfer students must have at least a 2.25 transferable/overall GPA and at least 30 hours of transferable coursework unless they meet freshmen admission requirements
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for students with an associates degree

What can you do with a career in Healthcare Services and Informatics Administration?

Healthcare informatics professionals work in a wide variety of healthcare settings from global health to small clinics. Job duties could range from training staff on new technologies, working with IT on development, testing, and implementation of new tools, providing support to end users, participating in healthcare data analytics projects, and conducting workflow analysis and system redesign.  Salaries might range from $40,000 to $90,000 per year*, with expected good job growth through 2024 and beyond**.

*White S. 5 healthcare informatics jobs and salaries. Monster.com 2018. https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/health-informatics-jobs

**Goar ES. Informatics poised for job growth. For The Record. Vol 28 Iss 6 page 22. June 2016. http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/0616p22.shtml

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