The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Information Management (HIM) prepares individuals for self-directed practice in the evolving discipline of HIM, for continuing growth in the field of HIM, and for formal graduate study. The curriculum is a synthesis of content from information technology, advanced business technology, business and management, biomedical sciences, healthcare organization and delivery, and information and data management.

William Carey University’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, Illinois, 60601; (312-235-3255).

The College’s accreditation for a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028-2029.

Program Overview


This program is 60 hours (excluding prerequisites) and may be completed in as few as 18 months (six trimesters).

Delivery Method

This program is 100% online, other than the the practicum course, HIM 410 - Professional Practice Experience, which is taken during the final term of the program. Virtual sessions are available for those students who need direct access to course instructors.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective Students must:

  • Complete application for general admission to William Carey University and pay all necessary fees, along with submission of all supporting documents required by the University.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.6.
  • Submit a completed HIM program application.
  • Complete an unofficial transcript evaluation with the HIM program director to determine what prerequisite courses are needed.
  • Meet all prerequisite course requirements with a C or better in all courses (list of required prerequisite courses can be provided by program director).
  • Provide evidence of a clear criminal background check and negative drug screen.
  • Provide evidence of immunization compliance and history of physical examination prior to professional practice experience.

Health Information Management Fact Sheet

Career Outlooks

A bachelor’s degree in health information management will position you to qualify for many opportunities in health information and technology. Potential health information management jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Information Administrator
  • Compliance / Risk Management Officer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
  • Health Informaticist
  • Medical Coder
  • Data Analyst
  • Outpatient Coding Compliance Auditor
  • Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • Clinical Systems Manager
  • Medical Research Analyst

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical and Health Services Managers is expected to rise 32% from 2020-2030, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

Set Yourself Apart

  • Transfer up to 60 credits
  • CAHIIM-accredited program
  • Preparation for RHIA certification
  • Gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network during a 50-hour internship within an approved facility

Student Achievement and Outcomes

  • Graduation Rate – 95%
  • Employment Rate – 98%
  • Student Satisfaction Rate – 96% (2021-2022)
  • Certification Exam Pass Rate – 80% (8/1/2021 to 7/31/2022)

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!