Analytics is the new frontier for health care organizations. Analytics offers the opportunity to identify areas of performance that can be improved, both in terms of the quality and cost of care. The mission of the health analytics program is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge and ethics necessary to work in a variety of health service organizations. The program prepares students to analyze large sets of health-related data from a variety of sources, and to effectively communicate those findings to diverse audiences.
Health analytics helps healthcare organizations convert massive amounts of information into usable, data driven intelligence. Qualified professionals in this field must work well as individuals and as members of a team. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as analytic ability. They must also understand healthcare systems and their management.
Required for Health Analytics Degree
|General Education Requirements||30|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||29|
Health Analytics Major Requirements
|CSC-151||Introduction to Programming I||3|
|MAT-123||Introduction to Applied Statistics||4|
|MAT-124||Intermediate Applied Statistics||4|
|MAT-220||Applied Regression Analysis||3|
|MAT-228||Applied Statistical Inquiry||3|
|PH-110||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HSM-210||Introduction to Healthcare Systems||3|
|HSM-318||Resource Management in Health Care||3|
|HSM-320||Health Services Internship||2|
|HSM-406||Health Information Management||3|
|HSM-410||Health Care Policy and Law||3|
|HSM-413||Quality Improvement in Healthcare||3|
|HSM-414||Project Planning & Management||3|
|HSM-420||Health Services Management Internship||2|
|BIO-117||Drugs and Disease||3|
|or PH-382||Managerial Epidemiology|
|MGT-305||Principles of Management||3|
|or HSM-325||Management in Healthcare|
|MGT-318||Information and Communication Tech Mgt||3|
Minimum total credits for graduation: 123
Good Academic Standing
To be in good academic standing in the health analytics program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
Students who are not in good academic standing will be placed on academic probation for their next (non-summer) semester. Students on academic probation will be limited to 13 credit hours during the semester they are on academic probation. Students will be removed from probation if they meet the requirements for good academic standing listed above. Students can remain on academic probation for two consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be dismissed from the health analytics program if they fail to remain in good academic standing after having been on academic probation during the immediate two preceding consecutive, non-summer, semesters.
Students will be eligible for a baccalaureate degree from the health analytics program if they:
- Fulfill all college and major curriculum requirements
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Earn a minimum of a C in program Capstone and Internship requirements
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.