Health Sciences, Health Information Management, B.S. to Law, J.D. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's accelerated Bachelor of Science in Health Information management to Juris Doctor program is designed for students who demonstrate academic success in health management and related coursework and are interested in pursuing a law degree.

SLU's B.S. in health information management (HIM) is a unique undergraduate program that blends the study of medical sciences, information technology, legal concepts and health care management.  

Students in the health information program learn about the complex rules and regulations impacting healthcare and health data. This establishes a strong foundation for students interested in going to law school and pursuing a Juris Doctor degree.

This accelerated program enables health information management majors to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees in six years. 

For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Health Information Management

Law, J.D.

Accreditation

SLU's B.S. in health information management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Saint Louis University School of Law has been continuously accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since December 1924. The accrediting body is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Saint Louis University and the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
  • Students must be in their fifth semester of collegiate study on the health information management to J.D. accelerated track and apply to SLU Law.
  • Students must be eligible to complete the accelerated curriculum with no more than 15 credits during each semester during year four of the program.
  • Accepted students begin SLU law school coursework during the fourth year.
  • After successful completion of the first year of the SLU law school coursework, the student will be awarded the B.S. of health information management degree and continue in the SLU law school program.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
XXXXBiology or Science Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
ENGL 2XXX - 3XXX Literature Elective 3
XXXX: Fine Arts Elective 3
 Credits18
Summer
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
HIM 3000 Health Information Management Concepts and Practice 3
HIM 3200 Health Data Management 3
HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
 Credits16
Spring
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
or Ethics
3
HIM 3600 HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory 1
HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
Year Three
Fall
BTM 2500 Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization 3
HIM 4510 Health Care Financial Management 3
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
XXXX Social Science Elective 3
2XXX: Philosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
HIM 3300  
HIM 4400 Clinical Data Analytics 3
HIM 4530 Professional Practice 3
HIM 4950 Senior Seminar 3
HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits102

School of Law 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
LAW 7000 Civil Procedure I 2
LAW 7005 Criminal Law 3
LAW 7010 Contracts I 3
LAW 7015 Torts 4
LAW 7020 Legal Research and Writing I 3
LAW 7040 Introduction to Legal Studies I .5
 Credits15.5
Spring
LAW 7001 Civil Procedure II 3
LAW 7011 Contracts II 2
LAW 7021 Legal Research and Writing II 3
LAW 7025 Constitutional Law I 3
LAW 7030 Property 4
LAW 7041 Introduction to Legal Studies II .5
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Fall
LAW 7100 Legal Profession 3
 
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 12
 Credits15
Spring
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 15
 Credits15
Year Three
Seminar 2
Experiential coursework 6
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 22
 Credits30
 Total Credits91

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu