Health Information Technology- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

For information, contact the CIT Department Office on the Hamilton campus at 301 Mosler Hall, 513-785-3132, or on the Middletown campus at 111 Levey Hall, 513-727-3380.

The program in Health Information Technology (HIT) is a bachelor of science degree that addresses the technology and processes used by health care providers and related organizations. The program includes instruction in the technology used to acquire and direct the flow of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the healthcare industry as well as general principles of information technology. Students who complete the program will obtain a strong background in technology including database, problem-solving, systems analysis, and project management skills as well as a foundation in the culture of the healthcare system. This program prepares students for graduate studies and/or jobs that integrate healthcare and technology in the evolving U.S. healthcare system.

Admission to the major

Students must complete the following requirements before declaring an HIT major: MTH 125 with a C- or higher,  CIT 154 or equivalent and either set of (CIT 157 and CIT 158) or (BIO 171 and BIO 172). Credit earned for these courses will be applied to the major requirements. Students may enroll as a Pre-HIT major until these requirements are met.

Program Requirements

(128 Semester hours)

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 required for all major courses for graduation.

Foundation Requirements
Select the following:
BIO 172Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 232Human Heredity3-4
or BIO 325 Pathophysiology
or BIO 342 Genetics
CIT 154Personal Computer Concepts and Applications3
CIT 157Foundations of Information Technology I3
CIT 158Foundations of Information Technology II3
CIT 214Database Design and Development3
CIT 268Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction3
CIT 276Systems Analysis and Design3
or CSE 201 Introduction to Software Engineering
CIT 348Information Management and Retrieval3
CIT 357Current Practices in Information Technology3
CIT 358Information Technology Assurance and Security3
CIT 431Health Information Technology I3
CIT 432Health Information Technology II3
CMR 224Medical Terminology3
ENG 112Composition and Literature3
or ENG 215 Workplace Writing
ENT 316Project Management3
MTH 125Precalculus5
NSG 321U. S. Health Care System and Culture3
STA 261Statistics3-4
or STA 301 Applied Statistics
or ISA 205 Business Statistics
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
Technical Electives
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Multimedia Fundamentals
Contemporary Programming Languages
Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC
Special Topics in Computer and Information Technology
Web Application Development
Enterprise Network Infrastructure
Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration
Designing and Deploying Secure Enterprise Networks
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Communication and Networks
Global Miami Plan Requirements
Select the following:
Global Miami Plan English Composition (MPF I)
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Global Miami Plan Fine Arts (MPF IIA) Elective3
Global Miami Plan Humanities (MPF IIB) Elective3
Global Miami Plan Social Science (MPF IIC)
CIT/CSE 262Technology, Ethics, and Global Society3
Global Miami Plan Global Perspectives (MPF III) Elective 13
Global Miami Plan Global Perspective (MPF III)
CIT 448Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology3
Global Miami Plan Biology (MPF IVA)
BIO 171Human Anatomy and Physiology4
Global Miami Plan Natural Sciences (MPF IVB) Elective3
Global Miami Plan Math, Formal Reasoning, Technology (MPF V)
CSE 163Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming3
Global Miami Plan Intercultural Perspectives Elective3
Global Miami Plan Experiential Learning 2
Global Miami Plan Advanced Writing
ENG 313Technical Writing3
Global Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Elective9
Global Miami Plan Capstone
CIT 457IT Project Lifecycle I: Requirements and Design3
CIT 458IT Project Lifecycle II: Implementation and Deployment4
Select 7-9 hours of free electives to complete 128 hours7-9
Total Credit Hours128

Or complete the Study Abroad option.


Carries no specific credit hour minimum and can be fulfilled by coursework, service learning, independent study, internships, student teaching, performance or portfolio projects.