Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Major in Biomedical Informatics

The introduction of electronic health records and health databases within the clinical setting has transformed health care. Informatics serves as the bridge between human-computer interactions in the health care space, as well as how the data we collect in these settings can be leveraged to improve patient safety, outcomes, and quality. 

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, 60 of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits from coursework taken elsewhere may be transferable.

General education and advanced standing
3 credits in English composition
3 credits in the humanities
6 credits in social sciences
4 credits in biology with lab. Anatomy and physiology with lab is acceptable.
3 credits in mathematics (college algebra level or above)
4 credits in computer science
37 transfer credits and electives. Credit from non-traditional sources, i.e., other than from academic coursework, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. This may include military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs.
60 credits in major coursework, which must be completed at GW.
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
INFR 3102Scripting
INFR 4101Introduction to Medical Informatics
INFR 4102Survey of Medicine for Informaticians
INFR 4103Programming for Informaticians
INFR 4104Medical Informatics Terminology & Standards
INFR 4105Consumer Health Informatics
INFR 4106Population Health for Medical Informatics
INFR 4107Clinical Decision Support
INFR 4108Information Extraction for Medical Informatics
INFR 4109Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics
INFR 4110Biomedical Data Science
INFR 4122Advanced Scripting
One of the following courses selected with the advisor's approval:
INFR 4197Medical Informatics Internship *
INFR 4198Medical Informatics Research Project *
Three courses selected from the following with the advisor's approval:
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2108Quality Improvement in Health Care
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
INFR 4121High Performance Computing
*Students may repeat INFR 4197 or INFR 4198 as an elective once other degree requirement have been met. Alternative elective courses may be approved by the advisor.