Population Health Management (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management with options in Business, Computer Information Systems, Health Science, and Health Informatics. Students interested in pursuing non-clinical careers in healthcare or related settings select an option in their interest area. Students interested in working with electronic health records and other electronic data management systems may pursue options in health informatics or computer information systems. Students interested in serving as a team member managing health promotion and disease prevention in population subsets may pursue an option in business. Students interested in a career focusing on health and wellness and improved health outcomes in diverse populations may select an option of health science. Career opportunities include hospital, community and public health, insurance, government, and health care technology settings. All students complete an internship in a field placement of their interest area to enhance their preparation for entering the workforce.

Admission to the Program

Students intending to major in Population Health Management should declare their interest to the School of Nursing and Health Professions so they can be assigned an advisor. Students must have completed and received a grade of C or higher in BIO 101 Principles of Biology, BIO 250 Anatomy and Physiology, CSC 201 Microcomputer Applications, PSY 101 General Psychology, and ECO 261 Principles of Microeconomics and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

 
General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
ALH 106Medical Terminology2
ALH 350Introduction to Population Health/Epidemiology3
ALH 402Population Health Internship3
BIO 250Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 375Pathophysiology4
COM 412Health Communication3
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3
ECO 375Economics of Health Care3
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics 13
or GBA 210 Business Statistics I
GBA 220Business Communications3
HIF 300Health Data Management3
HIF 330Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Management2
HIT 200Health Care Delivery Systems3
PSY 220Health Psychology/Stress Management3
SOC 360Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine3
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:12-14
Computer Information Systems
General Business
Health Informatics
Human Health
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PSY 200 Intermediate Psychology will be waived as a prerequisite for PSY 300 Introductory Psychological Statistics

Computer Information Systems Concentration

Concentration Requirements
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
ACT 302Decision Support Systems3
ACT 405Business Intelligence3
CSC 305Database Architecture and Concepts3
Total Credit Hours12

General Business Concentration

Concentration Requirements
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
FIN 210Personal Finance3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
Total Credit Hours12

Health Informatics Concentration

Concentration Requirements
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
HIF 320Information Technology and Systems3
HIF 420Clinical Data Management 13
HIF 430Applied Health Informatics3
Total Credit Hours12
1

For students pursuing this concentration, prerequisite courses for HIF 420 Clinical Data Management will be waived.

Human Health Concentration

Concentration Requirements
ALH 352Applied Nutrition2
BIO 251Medical and Public Health Microbiology4
BIO 305Human Ecology3
HIT 132Pharmacology2
SWK 260Introduction to Aging Studies3
Total Credit Hours14

Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework. 
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.