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Healthcare Informatics, Bachelor of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
120 Credits

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus

Overview

As the healthcare industry expands its use of technology to improve efficiency and quality in delivering patient information, the demand for  healthcare information technology specialists is surging.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment in the healthcare sector — comprising nearly one-sixth of the U.S. economy — will increase by 20 percent over the next eight years. Demand will be strongest in hospitals, medical offices, insurance and technology consulting firms.

Combining computer science and healthcare expertise, informaticians organize electronic medical record systems, create and work with healthcare information management software such as clinical decision support systems, pharmacy systems, and radiology systems.

You can prepare for these opportunities through the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Informatics at St. John’s. Offered by the College of Professional Studies, the program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of healthcare and computer science — opening up multiple career paths for graduates.

Committed to a tradition of offering programs that prepare students for success in emerging and changing careers, St. John’s is one of the first New York area colleges and universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Informatics.

Reflecting the University’s Vincentian and Catholic values, the program places emphasis on providing quality, cost-effective healthcare for marginalized populations. Benefiting from St. John’s metropolitan commitment, Healthcare Informatics majors have access to invaluable internship opportunities at leading New York-area leading hospitals and other medical providers.

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Admission

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
[email protected]

 

Courses

There are two tracks a student can take to earn a degree in Healthcare Informatics:

Healthcare Informatics

Program Director
Syed Bukhari, [email protected]

 

To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics, students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements, as outlined below.

Major Area Requirements: 36 Credits

18 Credits from the following courses:

CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1126Introduction to Data Structures3
CUS1167Systems Analysis3
CUS1179Data Mining3
NET1001Data Communications3

And 15 Credits from the following courses:

HCI1001Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3
HCI1002Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management3
HCI1015Data Standards, Vocabularies and Interoperability in Healthcare3
HCI1021Healthcare Database Management Systems3
HCI1022Healthcare Enterprise Systems3

And 3 Credits in any HCI course, or 3 Credits from the following CSS course:

CSS1008Healthcare Information Security3
Specialized Area Requirements: 18 Credits
HSA1002Introduction to Health Services Administration3
HSA1003Ethical Issues in Health Care3
HSA1012Financial Administration of Healthcare Institutions3
HSA1042Introduction to Managed Health Care3
HSA1100The U.S Health Care Systems3
HSA1101The U.s Health Care Systems3
Common Core Requirements: 39 Credits
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
FYW1000CFirst Year Writing3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1020 or 2200 seriesPhilosophy3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity3
THE 1040 seriesTheology3

And 3 additional credits in Theology

And 6 credits in Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies

ART1000CThe Creative Process3
LAC1000CLanguage and Culture3
Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 24 Credits
BIO1050Human Biology3
BIO1060Biology and Health3
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
MTH1004Introduction to College Mathematics II3
MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability & Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability & Statistics II3

Free Electives: 6 Credits

Healthcare Informatics (Business Option)

To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics (Business Option), students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements, as outlined below.

Major Area Requirements: 36 Credits

21 Credits from the following courses:

CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1126Introduction to Data Structures3
CUS1167Systems Analysis3
CUS1179Data Mining3
HSA1100The U.S. Health Care Systems3
HSA1101The U.S. Health Care Systems3

And 12 Credits from the following courses:

HCI1001Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3
HCI1002Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management3
HCI1015Data Standards, Vocabularies and Interoperability in Healthcare3
HCI1021Healthcare Database Management Systems3

And 3 Credits in any HCI course, or 3 Credits from the following CSS course:

CSS1008Healthcare Information Security3
Specialized Area Requirements: 18 Credits

Business Area: 18 Credits

ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACC 1008Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BLW1001Law and Business3
MGT1001Principles of Management I3
MGT1003Financial Management3
MKT1001Principles of Marketing3
Common Core Requirements: 39 Credits
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
FYW1000CFirst Year Writing3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1020 or 2200 seriesPhilosophy3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity3
THE 1040 seriesTheology3

And 3 additional credits in Theology

And 6 credits in Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies

ART1000CThe Creative Process3
LAC1000CLanguage and Culture3
Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 24 Credits
BIO1050Human Biology3
BIO1060Biology and Health3
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability & Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability & Statistics II3

Free Electives: 3 Credits

Opportunities

The Healthcare Informatics curriculum prepares students for careers in a specialized range of professions in healthcare. Students develop a skill set for careers in this field, careers such as Healthcare Project Manager, Healthcare Systems Analyst and Electronic Medical Records Specialist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected 22 percent growth in these career opportunities over the next 10 years.

An Educational Leader
St. John’s is one of the first New York-area colleges and universities to offer a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Informatics, reflecting the University’s continued commitment to make new career opportunities available to its students. Students in the program enjoy the following benefits of St. John’s student-centered environment:

  • Catholic and Vincentian focus on the human impact of every discipline, especially providing quality, cost-effective care to marginalized populations
  • Outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields
  • Career-expanding electives in legal, ethical, and financial healthcare issues
  • Internship opportunities at hospitals, medical offices, etc., providing real-life professional experience

Additional Information

Students majoring in Healthcare Informatics at St. John's learn from a widely respected faculty of scholar-practitioners with extensive experience and professional contacts in the healthcare industry throughout New York City and across the country.

Under the guidance and mentoring of our faculty, students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to respond to the pressing national goal of improving the efficiency, quality and accessibility of our national health care system.

As a metropolitan university committed to Vincentian and Catholic values, St. John’s has forged strategic partnerships with leading healthcare providers throughout the New York area. These relationships make it possible for Healthcare Informatics majors to network professionally and to be awarded internships giving them invaluable real-life experience.

St. John's offers outstanding facilities for learning the technology vital to our contemporary healthcare system. For example, St. Albert Hall contains recently renovated, ultramodern science labs. St. John's 40,000-square-foot Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Health Education Resource Center features modern classrooms and laboratories as well as a library of more than 700 books on topics ranging from accreditation standards to world health.

Students also gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs that may be of special interest to Healthcare Informatics majors include these:

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (Student ACHE)
  • Watson Pre-Health Society
  • Roger Bacon Scientific Honor Society: For biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology or environmental studies.

Healthcare Informatics majors also may apply to a variety of honor societies, including The College of Professional Studies Honor Society, which recognizes undergraduates for academic excellence and demonstrable involvement in their churches and communities.

Of course, students also benefit from outstanding University-wide facilities and resources for which St. John's is widely known.

Facilities include high-tech classrooms, up-to-date computer and science laboratories and a 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D'Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café.

Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.