B.S. Health Information Technology

124 Credit Hours Beginning Fall 2020, Catalog Year 2021

View curriculum information at Miami University's undergraduate General Bulletin website.

First Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
ENG 111 English Composition 3
CIT 168 IT Tools & Techniques for Orgs 4
MTH 125 Pre-Calculus 5
STC 135 Principles of Public Speaking 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

First Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CIT 214 Database Design & Development 3
CSE 163 Intro to Computer Concepts & Programming 3
ENG 112 Composition & Literature (3) or ENG 215 Workplace Writing (3) 3
MPF IIA Creative Arts 3
STA 261 Statistics 4

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

MPFIIA-Creative Arts

Recommended course options

  • ART 187 Or ART 188 History of Western Art
    Historical survey of Western art, including development of concepts necessary for analysis and appreciation of great works of art.
  • ART 181 Concepts in Art
    Introduction to visual and thematic concepts as applied to art in various cultures and historical periods.
Freshman are strongly encouraged to take UNV 101 their first semester. 
Second Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology 4
CIT 276 IT Systems Management 3
CMR 224 Medical Terminology 3
CIT 201 Advanced Spreadsheets and Analytics 3
MAJOR Technical Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

Second Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
BIO 232 Human Heredity 3
CIT 262 Tech, Ethics & Global Security 3
CIT 268 Human-Computer Interaction 3
MPF IV Natural Science 3-4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16

Recomended course options

Physcial Science

  • PHY 101/111/121/141 + PHY 103L
    • PHY 101 Physics and Society
      Introduction of fundamental principles of physics and discussion of the interaction of science and society, both today and in the past. Provides skills in thinking critically about societal problems which have a scientific or technological component.
    • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics
      Study of space exploration, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology.
    • PHY 121 Energy and Environment
      Application of physics principles and models to societal uses of energy. Includes mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Energy topics include resources, environmental problems, global atmospheric challenges, nuclear power, solar energy, alternative energy systems, and energy conservation. Algebraic skills are required but no previous course in physics is needed.
    • PHY 141 Physics in Sports
      Various aspects of a dozen or more sports are treated using the laws of physics. Provides the non-science student with insight into principles governing motion, dynamics, and other elements of physics in sports.
    • PHY 103L Concepts in Physics Laboratory
      Laboratory course illustrating the basic concepts of physics. For the general student; complements physics lecture offerings at the nonspecialist level.
  • GLG 111/121/141 +GLG 115L
    • GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth
      Earth as a geophysical-geochemical unit and its internal and external processes. Formation of minerals and their relationships in rocks. Earth stresses and rock deformation, mountain building, and earthquakes. Geomorphic (landscape) evolution by mass wasting and wave, stream, wind, ground water, glacial, and volcanic activity.
    • GLG 121 Environmental Geology
      A survey of introductory geology with a sub theme of human interaction with the geologic environment. Topics include flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes, water quality and availability, energy, use and abuse of natural resources and land-use planning.
    • GLG 115L Understanding the Earth
      Laboratory course exploring Earth from multiple perspectives. Earth in the solar system; Earth in time; the solid Earth; Earth's surface in flux; Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere. 
      Prerequisite or Co-requisite: any 100-level, 3 credit hour GLG course (students enrolled in these courses are not required to take the lab).
Third Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
BIO 325 Pathophysiology (4) or BIO 342 Genetics (3) 3-4
CIT 358 IT Assurance & Security 3
ENG 313 Technical Writing 3
CIT 338 Business Intelligence Tools 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16

Third Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CIT 348 Info Management & Retrieval 3
CIT 357 Current Practices in IT 3
CIT 376 IT for Organizations 3
NSG 321 US Health Care System & Culture 3
MPF IIB Humanities or MPF IIC Social Science 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

MPF IIB Humanities or MPF IIC Social Science

Recommended course options

  • HST 197/198-World History
    • HST 197 World History to 1500
      Introduction to the origins and early development of individual civilizations prior to the period of Western European hegemony. Stresses interdependency and interrelations among cultures, and compares social, political, and religious experiences of peoples with one another.
    • HST 198 World History Since 1500
      Provides global perspective as well as introduction into history of individual civilizations. Stresses interrelations among societies and cultures and compares experiences of peoples and civilizations with one another.
  • MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music
    An investigation of music as it exists in diverse areas around the world. The approach will be ethnomusicological, best defined as an exploration of music and its relationship to human culture.
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Course Name Hours
CIT 431 Health Information Technology I 3
CIT 468 Health IT Project Lifecycle 4
MP-IP Intercultural Perspectives 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16

MP-IP Intercultural Perspectives

Recommended course options

  • WGS 201:Intro to Women's Studies
    Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of women which focuses on determinants and expressions of women's roles.
  • MAC 143: Introduction to Media
    Introduction to major mass communication theories as a context to examining some major issues surrounding mass media in American society. 
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Course Name Hours
CIT 432 Health Information Technology II 3
CIT 448 Global Strategic Issues in IT 3
MPT Thematic Sequence 3
MPF III Global Perspectives 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3-4

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16

MPF III Global Perspectives

  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity
    Serves as an interdisciplinary introduction to diversity. A primary goal of this course is to facilitate students' abilities to build their cultural competencies and their abilities to work toward a socially just and inclusive world by providing the conceptual tools and vocabulary to think about, discuss and experience diversity. Topics covered include multiculturalism, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, privilege, the impacts of social and cultural change, and the engagement of students in the global community. 
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
    Application of human geography concepts to patterns and processes of economic, political, and cultural changes at global, regional and local scales.

Abbreviation Key

MP-EL = Experiential Learning

MPF I = English Composition

MPF IIC = Social Science

MPF V = Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology

MPT = Thematic Sequence

MP-AW = Advanced Writing

MPF = Global Miami Plan Foundation

MPF IIB = Humanities

MPF IV = Natural Science

MP-IP = Intercultural Perspectives

MPF IIA = Creative Arts

MPF III = Global Perspectives