Health Informatics Specialization - B.S. in Health Studies

Health informatics, cited by U.S. News & World Report as a top career field,* intersects with nearly every area of healthcare. Discover how to apply information technology to support clinical and managerial decision-making, promote patient safety, and enhance the quality of care. Broaden your knowledge of technology safeguards and related ethical and legal issues. Acquire the skills that can help you attain positions in clinical informatics, data quality, information security, and patient information in a range of health care and medical settings.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, B.S. in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor.

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*U.S. News and World Report, “America’s Best Careers 2009,” on the Internet at (viewed online August 28, 2009). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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