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The Informatics Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary certificate that allows students to gain a broad background in core Informatics issues, as well as more specialized knowledge in sub-domains such as bioinformatics, public health informatics, clinical/nursing informatics and data science. Individual programs of study allow for further specialization and development of knowledge in related fields.

Program of Study

A minimum of fifteen hours of course credits is needed for a certificate. The curriculum for the Informatics Graduate Certificate requires one of the following:

  • Foundations of Health Informatics (NURS 6702)
  • Foundations of Healthcare Informatics (BMI 6010)
  • Foundations of Bioinformatics (BMI 6030)
  • Public Health Informatics (BMI 6701)

The remainder of the 15 credit hours should be selected to meet your learning objectives. It is expected that at least 12 of the 15 required hours will be from the Nursing Informatics Program or the Biomedical Informatics Department course list. All of the existing courses offered in the departments will be available to certificate students, although the research courses are less appropriate. The overview of the available informatics-specific courses offered through the college of nursing is described here.

Standard course prerequisite requirements will be followed as with degree-seeking students. Students must earn at least a B- in each course in order to receive credit for the certificate. A faculty advisor will be assigned to each student to guide them in selecting courses that best meet their needs.

Upon completion, students will receive a transcripted graduate certificate.