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New Undergraduate Programs in Fall 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010
This fall, Marymount will offer two new undergraduate programs in the rapidly growing health information area: the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Technology.

Health information professionals play a critical role in managing the collection, maintenance, and analysis of medical data. Marymount’s new degree program combines knowledge of health care systems, information technology, and specialized information-management techniques, such as medical coding. Students in the program will have opportunities to practice the knowledge they gain through an internship and a capstone project working with a real-world client. Courses for the Health Information Management major are offered at Marymount’s Reston Center.

The new post-baccalaureate certificate will prepare students for a range of jobs in Health IT, including the comprehensive management of electronic medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers. A certificate program enables students to acquire career-related knowledge and skills in a relatively short time period; students who begin the Health Information Technology certificate program in a fall semester will be able to complete it in one academic year. This certificate program is also available at the University’s Reston Center.

In addition, Marymount has a new undergraduate, interdisciplinary minor in Social Entrepreneurship, offered through the School of Business Administration. It is designed for entrepreneurial students who also want to make a difference. Students in this minor will analyze social justice issues in today’s global economy and learn how to apply business skills to address those issues, thereby fostering change. Their capstone course will involve a community-based project.

For more information, contact:
Undergraduate Admissions - 703-284-1500 or admissions@marymount.edu