Academic Planning Worksheet: Health Informatics & Health Information Management

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

The HIHIM major admits in autumn quarter only. Department application deadline is February 1 for early acceptance and May 1 for regular acceptance.

A minimum of 90 transferable credits, a minimum of 2.0 in each prerequisite course, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in prerequisite coursework is required.

Please call Health Informatics and Health Information Management  at 206-543-8810 or email hihim@uw.edu to speak with an adviser about your interest. Visit the HIHIM website for more information.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
Statistics (One of the following):
    BIOST 310 – Biostatistics for Health Sciences
OR
    490 – Basic Educational Statistics
OR
    PSYCH 315 – Understanding Statistics In Psychology
OR
    PSYCH 317 – Intro to Probability and Statistics
OR
    PSYCH 318 –Statistical Inference
OR
    QMETH 201 – Intro to Statistical Methods
OR
    QSCI 381 – Intro to Probability and Statistics
OR
    STAT 220 – Basic Statistics
OR
    STAT 311 – Elements of Statistical Methods
Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 118 – Survey of Physiology
BIO 119 – Elementary Physiology Laboratory
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology (community college)
1 CLAS 205 – Bioscientific Vocabulary

Additional information

1 205 alone does not fulfill the prerequisite.

Students must complete a medical terminology challenge exam. Contact the department to schedule.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 94

Total from Washington community colleges: 38

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 4
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 8
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 12
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 9
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 4
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below0

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