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Health Informatics and Information Management Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Medicine
Pathways: Healthcare, Business and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Law and Public Policy

Do you enjoy technology, business and science? HIIM draws on each of these fields to make sure patients’ vital health information is complete, accurate and protected.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Attend New Student Orientation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Join a student organization
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Join a student organization
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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