FAQs

Bachelor of HIIM FAQ

Do HIIM applicants need an observation in a health information management department?

No. Observations are no longer required.

Do HIIM prerequisites include biology or zoology?

The only science prerequisites for HIIM are Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with labs. Biology and zoology are not required, but may be taken as electives.

When and where can I get an application?

Applications are available online by July 1 of the year preceding enrollment.  Application deadlines vary from program to program and are subject to change. All applicants pay a nonrefundable application fee of $25.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar at (601) 984-1080.

What are some other suggested websites to find additional information regarding the health informatics and information management profession?

You may search on the words "health information management," "informatics" or use the suggested websites:

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Health Information Careers (AHIMA)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)