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Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics

The explosion of information management needs in the healthcare industry has created huge demand for trained individuals in this field. 

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC’s senior campuses.

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Palmetto College's Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics program is designed to deliver the required knowledge and skills for you to be a successful member of the professional team servicing health care patient and provider needs through information technology and data management.

Managing information for the health care industry is a lot more than data input, storage and retrieval. Understanding how to use this data, and providing the data as information to health care professionals is a vital and growing part of the industry. 

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Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in health informatics?

Individuals with a bachelor of arts in Health Informatics are employed across the health care industry, from insurance providers to hospital staff to on-site clinic staff interacting directly with doctors and nurses to improve patient safety and health outcomes. Employment in this field is expected to grow 10% through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Job titles in the industry related to health informatics include:

  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Health IT Consultant
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Nurse Informaticist


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • Preferred 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level coursework
  • Students transferring credit into the program are encouraged to have completed the following courses:
    • Two courses in Composition
    • College Algebra (or Calculus) and Statistics
    • Public Speaking
    • Two Natural Sciences, one with a lab
    • Information Technology
    • Fine Arts/Humanities
    • World or U.S. History
    • Behavioral Science
    • One course in world language, or placement above the introductory level
    • Two General Education electives


Program Length

Completion time varies bases on accumulated credits in general education and courses required for the major.  The degree requires 121-122 credit hours. It is up to the student and advisor to decide the appropriate number of hours to take each semester.  Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule. 


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New terms begin six times per year.

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances. If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites and would like to request a pre-evaluation of your previous college work, please talk with a Palmetto College representative before applying. 

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.

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