Curriculum Requirements

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  • NJCU's Health Information Management (HIM) program is a joint Bachelor of Science program with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP). Students complete 68 credits of general education courses at NJCU and 61 additional credits of professional coursework in HIM at Rutgers. 

    Successful completion of the program will earn students:

    • A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from NJCU and Rutgers SHRP. 
    • Eligibility for AHIMA's Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) certificate exam.

    NJCU offers two tracks: 

    Bachelor of Science in HIM, with Minor in Computer and Information Systems 

     

    Bachelor of Science in HIM  

     

    English Composition I & II 

    6 

    English Composition I &II 

     6 

    Civilizations I & II 

    6 

    Civilizations I &II  

     6 

    First-Year Experience 

    3 

    First-Year Experience 

     3 

    Intermediate Algebra OR High-Level Math Course 

    3 

    Intermediate Algebra OR Hi-Level Math 

     3 

    Human & Intercultural Relations 

    3 


    Human & Intercultural Relations 

     3 

    Statistics 

    3 

    Statistics 

     3 

    Business Applications on the Microcomputer I - (CIS 214) 

    3 

    Business App. of Microcomputers 

     3 

    Introduction to Business Management 

    3 

    Introduction to Business Management 

     3 

    Anatomy and Physiology I 

    4 

    Anatomy and Physiology I 

     4 

    Anatomy and Physiology II 

    4 

    Anatomy and Physiology II 

     4 

    Principles of Accounting I 

    3 

    Principles of Accounting I 

     3 

    Computers and Information Systems (CIS 107) or Microcomputers & Programming (CIS 115) 

    3 

    General Electives 

     27 

    Fundamentals of Telecommunications & Networks (CIS 210) 

    3 

     

     

    Business Applications on the Microcomputer II (CIS 215) 

    3 

     

     

    Intro. to Database Design & Distributed Searching (CIS 232) 

    3 

     

     

    System Design and Analysis (CIS 240) 

    3 

     

     

    General Electives 

    12 

     

     

    NJCU w/ Minor Credits 

    68 

    NJCU w/o Minor Credits 

    68 


    Upon completion of the general education curriculum above, students move to the professional component at Rutgers SHRP. The professional component includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences.

    Please visit this page for a description of the HIM program curriculum taken at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions.