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2019-2020 Transfer Advising Guides [Archived Catalog]

Health Information Management - BSHIM - Texas State University (TxST) 2019-2020

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The courses in this section are working towards the requirements for a baccalaureate degree at Texas State University.

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Applicable Transfer Credit Hours

This Transfer Advising Guide provides 59 college-level hours, of which 56 will transfer and apply as 2 SCH of EDUC 1300 and 1 SCH of MATH 1442 if selected will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the Texas State University baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management.

Note: Texas State University accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree

Note: [Texas State University Requirement] If two years of the same modern language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree.  In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student’s degree audit.

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete, but NOT degree complete.

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone Course(s).

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Special Admission Requirements for Texas State University

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (B.S.H.I.M.) degree with a major in Health Information Management requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit:

University application deadlines are different than the Health Information Management (H.I.M.) program deadline. Potential program applicants are encouraged to complete the University process early to facilitate review of transcripts during the H.I.M. program application process.

Any student may declare Pre-Health Information Management as their major. To declare Pre-HIM as a major, contact the College of Health Professions Advising Center. It is strongly recommended that students present themselves for academic advising as soon as health information management has been selected as a major.

Students must have completed the majority of the general education core curriculum and other prerequisite coursework listed below before being allowed to enroll in the H.I.M. program:

HIM 2360

Medical Terminology 3
BIO 2430 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4

CIS 1323

or CS 1308

Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

Computer Litearacy and the Internet


HP 3302

or PSY 2301

or MATH 2328

or SOCI 3307

or CJ 3347


Introduction to Statistics

Elementary Statistics

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Statistics for Criminal Justice


Students must have a maximum of nine hours of general education core curriculum and prerequisite coursework remaining to be completed in the summer following the application deadline.

Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 to apply.

Students must submit H.I.M. program application by March 31st for consideration to begin the HIM coursework in the fall semester.

Students will be required to interview with the H.I.M. Program Admissions Committee.

Advanced placement in the major coursework due to previous health information or related coursework and/or work experience will require a review of the student’s credentials and transcripts. Due to course sequencing and the scheduling of the professional practice experience assignment, students who drop out of the program for one or more semesters will be required to reapply for admission and be re-interviewed by the admissions committee.

Additional Texas State University Advising Notes

Texas State University Admission:

1. Submit a completed application, all supporting documents, including an official high school transcript and transcript(s) from every institution attended and application fee, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the stated priority date.

2. For students with 1-15 transferable hours: minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework and meet freshman admission standards.

3. For students with 16-29 transferable hours must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in all transferable course work. Students with 30 or more transferable hours must have a minimum 2.25 GPA in all transferable course work. All students must be eligible to return to all previous institutions and be at least one full semester out of high school.

Students transferring to Texas State from a community college may elect to follow the Texas State undergraduate catalog that was in effect at the time they enrolled at their community college. Students may also, with the approval of their College Dean, follow a subsequent catalog. Students are reminded to refer to their designated catalog for information related to University requirements for curriculum, graduation, probation/suspension, and other general information.

Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas State University

This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas State University’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to Texas State. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.

The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review Texas State University’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are Texas State’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas State’s 2019-2020 Catalog and is subject to change.

The Alamo Colleges District Advising

Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.

Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.

For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.

Release Date:

Released on October 17, 2019

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