The University of Maine at Farmington Health Information Systems program is ideal for those who want to work for state or local public health agencies, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, international health agencies, federal health programs, healthcare providers, or work as IT professionals in health-related careers.
Note: Through the New England Regional Student Program, this program qualifies for a tuition discount of more than $4,000 for residents of CT, MA, NH, RI and VT.
The UMF Health Information Systems interdisciplinary program is offered jointly through the UMF departments of Business Economics, Computer Science, and Community Health Education, combining core courses in all three academic areas as well as new courses that have been developed specifically for this innovative program.
Industry leaders and state partners are instrumental in tailoring the program content to provide you the knowledge and skills required in the healthcare industry.
These industry partnerships also provide opportunities for internships, a core component of the Health Information Systems program. Our internships give you valuable outside-the-classroom, inside-the-industry learning experiences while also helping you to gain a better understanding of just how this growth industry works, connecting classroom theory to real-world practice.
An internship also helps you make valuable professional contacts and develop highly marketable career skills.
The job market for health information technology has been growing at an exponential rate, largely due to changes in the industry such as electronic medical records, computerized “expert systems” to guide diagnoses and treatment recommendations, and data collection for assessment of the effectiveness of health programs.
This major is ideal for those who want to work for state or local public health agencies, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, international health agencies, federal health programs, healthcare providers, or work as IT professionals in jobs such as:
- Project Manager
- Information Systems Analyst
- Clinical Informaticist
- Clinical Application Manager
- Information Systems Trainer Programmer / Analyst
- Director of Information Technology (IT)
- Chief Information Officer
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in health information systems
What Courses Might You Take?
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major — will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:BUS 240 Financial Management
MAT 120M Introductory Statistics
HEA 310 Principles of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
HEA 350 Principles of Epidemiology
COS 120 Internet Computing
COS 455 Database Systems
BUS 396 Internship in Business
COS 396 Field Experience in Computer Science
HEA 495 Field Experience in Community Health