B.S. Health Informatics Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundations of College Mathematics3
English Composition I3
Elements of Effective Communication2
Application of Effective Communication1
Healthcare Ecosystems3
English Composition II3
Information and Communication Technology Foundations3
College Algebra3
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology3
Human Physiology2
Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
Data Analytics and Information Governance4
Introduction to Physics3
Introduction to Physics Lab1
IT Fundamentals I3
Geography3
Literature, Arts and the Humanities2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation2
Medical Terminology3
IT Fundamentals II4
Organizational Behavior and Leadership3
Pathophysiology3
Pharmacology3
Healthcare Compliance3
IT Fundamentals III4
Classification Systems4
Database Fundamentals3
Healthcare Informatics4
Principles of Management4
Financial Resource Management and Healthcare Reimbursement4
Health Information Law and Regulations4
Healthcare Statistics and Research3
Project Management6
Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio Technical Level3
Healthcare Systems Design and Management4
Quality and Performance Management and Methods3
Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio Management Level4
Health Informatics Capstone Project4