Students enter KU's health information management program after accumulating two (2) years of college course work, totaling at least 60 hours. The courses listed below must be included as part of the total. The KU course numbers are provided as a guide. No grade lower than a C is accepted in any prerequisite course.

NOTE: Students may still apply if currently enrolled or working towards prerequisite course work. However, all prerequisites must be completed before the start of the program.

KU Students: Students on the Lawrence campus should declare Pre-Health Information Management as their major. Please contact Robin Merritt, academic advisor for the School of Health Professions for advising. To verify the status of prerequisite completion, students should access the Degree Progress Report through the KYOU portal.

Transfer Students: Students from other institutions need to verify that prerequisites are completed. Verify equivalent course work is transferable and will meet the program requirements using the CredTran system. Program sheets are available for community colleges in Kansas which provide a list of transferable courses.

Please direct questions to a health information management program adviser.

Required Course (credit hours)

Recommended KU Course

Biological Sciences (10 hrs):

Principles of Biology – Lecture & Lab (4)

BIOL 100/102

Human Anatomy (3)

BIOL 240

Human Physiology (3)

BIOL 246

Mathematics (10 hrs):

Algebra (3)

MATH 101

Statistics (3)

MATH 365

Financial Accounting or Survey of Accounting (4)

ACCT 200 or 205

English (9 hrs):

Composition (3)

ENGL 101

Critical Reading & Writing (3)

ENGL 102

Technical Writing (3)

ENGL 362

Oral Communication (3 hrs):

Speaker-Audience Communication (3)

COMS 130

Humanities (6 hrs):

Arts & Humanities (3) *

KU Core goal 3

Culture & Diversity (3) *

KU Core goal 4

Social Sciences (6 hrs):

General Psychology (3)

PSYC 104

Elements of Sociology (3)

SOC 104


Introduction to Ethics (3) **

PHIL 160

** Ethics course is required for students beginning Fall 2015

Transfer Credits

Please visit CredTran to see if your course work will transfer for credit at KU.

Last modified: Sep 04, 2014

KU Core Requirements

*For fall 2015 applicants to this program*

Beginning fall 2013, all incoming KU freshmen are required to fulfill the KU Core requirements. The purpose of the KU Core is to establish a University-wide general curriculum for all baccalaureate degrees that meets six primary educational goals: critical thinking; communication; breath of knowledge; culture and diversity; social responsibility and ethics; and integration and creativity.

The curriculum provided here has been updated to meet the KU Core requirements by fall 2015. The links provided under humanities will list the acceptable KU courses.

Transfer students may opt out of the KU Core requirements until the fall semester of 2015. However, transfer students must still meet the general education degree requirements in effect at the time of the implementation of the KU Core requirements in order to receive a degree from KU.

Advising and campus visits are available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for information.

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at 785-864-2834, TTY 711, or visit Strong Hall Room 132.