Health Information Management @ UIC

Health Information Management is the information technology side of healthcare. You might be interested in working with medical records and patient information. Or perhaps you are interested in data analysis, quality management, or other technical systems. If that is the case, then HIM could be the right major for you.

The BS in Health Information Management at UIC prepares students to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam upon graduation.

Health Information Management @ UIC

At UIC, aspiring HIM students usually begin as undeclared majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a declared Educational Goal of Pre-Health Information Management. The BS in Health Information Management program at UIC only enrolls students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours and all of the pre-HIM prerequisite courses. First-year students cannot enroll as HIM majors in the College of Applied Health Sciences.

Advising Information

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First-year students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to meet with an advisor prior to scheduling courses during their first year. All first year students with a declared educational goal of pre-HIM will be contacted in both the fall and spring semesters with instructions about scheduling mandatory first-year advising (MFA) appointment.

LAS upper-class students with a declared pre-HIM educational goal can schedule an appointment with their assigned Pre-HIM advisor. Students with an interest in Health Information Management but without a declared educational goal may attend drop-in advising or – depending upon availability – schedule an appointment in advance. When scheduling an appointment, select the Interested in HIM option when requesting to meet with a advisor.