2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Medical Informatics

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Health Professions

Program Requirements

Medical Informatics, Minor Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Medical Informatics Minor?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in medical and health informatics is expected to increase by 22 percent through the year 2022. That's faster than the average for all occupations in the United States. One reason the field of medical informatics is expanding at this high rate is the increasing number of medical tests, treatments and procedures evaluated by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers. As a result, there's an increased demand for electronic record-keeping and the professionals who can lead and manage this effort. Medical Informatics specialists are finding jobs in hospitals, medical research laboratories, health insurance companies, health information technology suppliers, consulting organizations and more. They are employed as database administrators, project designers, project managers, computer programmers, researchers, and system analysts. They provide technical support for databases, design new systems, evaluate usability, determine ways to enhance systems, and verify accuracy of medical information. 

More Information

College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740

Phone: 231-591-2270 or
800-462-8553, x2266

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Medical Terminology
Health Information Systems
Capstone Project
Introduction to Data Mining
Data Mining Tools
Proj Management Fundamentals
Business Intel in Health Care