Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Health IT

The health care sector continues to transform at a rapid pace on the technological front. The strong health care focus at GCU aligns with the demands of IT professionals in the field.

GCUs cutting edge Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs offer learners the skills to integrate information systems and develop applications for improved user efficiency. The emphasis in health IT provides a deep understanding of health informatics in the context of its application to reduce health care costs and improve quality.

The program places a strong focus on increasing a patients access to health care information through IT innovations at scale. Scholars are provided with the IT skills to manage health care information and business operations. Graduates are suited for careers in the rapidly expanding field of health information technology.

At the core of an information technology program at GCU, a wide array of topics in IT are captured, including:
  • Platform technologies
  • Networking
  • Information assurance
  • Security and management
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Human-computer interactions
  • Cloud computing, and
  • Web systems and technologies
This program puts a heavy focus on problem-solving that transcends information technology. It instills critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience. Learners are taught to embody professional and ethical practices that matter across the landscape of information technology through the lens of the Christian worldview.

Key Competencies
  • Health Care driven by IT: Recognize the influence of information management on current health care operations, and its impact on patient care, operational efficiency, quality and collaboration.
  • Software and Technology Tools: Map project flow using the appropriate project management software and technological tools to ensure process effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Health Care Information Systems: Gain a strong understanding of health care delivery information systems to meet an organizations demands.
  • Information Management and Communication: Develop insight into the interaction health care professionals have with data communications technology.
Careers in Information Technology
  • Information systems manager
  • Information security specialist
  • IT project manager
  • Network support specialist
  • Systems programmer
  • IT instructor
  • App developer
  • Operations research analyst

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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