Informatics Cognate: Health Informatics (BA)

The informatics major with the health informatics cognate requires a minimum of 46 s.h. of work for the major, including 21 s.h. in cognate courses. The health informatics cognate is intended for students interested in applications of computing to health care, especially in public health. It may lead to careers in medical or health-related areas or to graduate and professional degree programs in public health, health informatics, and medical informatics. Cognate courses are selected primarily from public health, geography, and global health studies.

Once students complete the required courses in each of the four sets below, they must select additional courses from the sets to complete 21 s.h. of credit for the cognate.

One of these:

Informatics Cognate: Health Informatics (BA) - one of these
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
CPH:1400 Fundamentals of Public Health 3 s.h.
GHS:3720 Global Health Seminar 3 s.h.

At least two of these:

Informatics Cognate: Health Informatics (BA) - at lease two of these.
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
GEOG:1050 Foundations of GIS 4 s.h.
GEOG:3110 Geography of Health 3 s.h.
GEOG:4150 Health and Environment: GIS Applications 3 s.h.
Any geographical and sustainability sciences course (prefix GEOG) numbered 3500 or above      

At least two of these:

Informatics Cognate: Health Informatics (BA) - at lease two of these.
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
GHS:3720 Contemporary Issues in Global Health

3 s.h.

GHS:3850 Promoting Health Globally

3 s.h.

GHS:4100 Topics in Global Health

1-3 s.h.
GHS:4600 Global Health and Human Rights 2-3 s.h.
JMC:3150 Media and Health 3 s.h

One of these:

Informatics Cognate: Health Informatics (BA) - one of these.
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3 s.h.
HMP:4000 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3 s.h.