Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my courses transfer to ECU?

The Health Information Management advisor can evaluate an unofficial transcript in order to give you an accurate answer. Please e-mail Elizabeth Locklear at

Is the program completely available online?

Yes. However, there is a lot of group work in several of the classes that will require you to check your e-mail daily. You are expected to watch recorded lectures each week. This is not a flexible degree that can be completed only on the weekends.

I work full time and have a family. Can I complete the program part time?

Yes. There is no time limit on completing the program. We have many current Distance Education students who are taking 2 courses per semester. This will make your time line to graduation longer.

Do I have to pay an additional fee to apply to the Health Information Management program?

No. The application to the Health Information Management program is free of charge.

Is there an internship requirement for this degree?

Yes. Students are required to complete a 200 hour internship during their last semester in the program. Students receive assistance in choosing their internships during the semester preceding the internship experience. Distance education students may choose an internship location in their hometown.