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Health Analytics (BS), 4-Year

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Learn the analytical, technical, and healthcare knowledge and skills you need to improve healthcare quality, delivery, and efficiency using Big Data. 

Overview and Distinctions


Experts estimate that there are over 14 billion devices currently connected to the internet. They are all generating data, data that can be used by organizations to create better products and services, become more efficient, more effectively serve their customers, better target their marketing and communications, and develop new innovations. And, while nearly all industries are being impacted by the rise of Big Data, few have the potential to benefit from Big Data the way that the healthcare industry does.

Not only can Big Data improve efficiencies and profits for healthcare organizations, but it can also lead to vast improvements in patient care and public health overall. But, in order for the healthcare industry to benefit from Big Data, it needs people who can make sense of that data, recognize patterns, identify new opportunities, solve problems, and communicate what they've learned to management and healthcare practitioners.

The people who turn Big Data into knowledge in the healthcare industry are called healthcare analysts, and you can become one through D'Youville's Bachelor of Science in Health Analytics. You'll learn how to apply statistical and computer science skills to address complex problems by analyzing the data generated by a wide range of technologies.

What You'll Learn

You'll gain valuable knowledge about a wide range of topics spanning human anatomy to law to ethics to the business of healthcare and statistical analysis, and you'll learn how to communicate your insights to a wide range of audiences. You'll understand how to apply what you've learned to become a vital part of the healthcare industry in a wide variety of settings ranging from hospitals to nursing homes to insurance companies.

Perhaps most importantly, you'll learn what you need to know in order to become a part of the exciting and rapidly-growing healthcare analytics field as soon as you graduate.

Why Choose D'Youville?

  • You'll be immersed in a curriculum that gives you a solid grounding in medical terminology, pharmaceutical treatments, the human body, and the diseases and conditions that affect it.
  • You'll gain a broad understanding of how the changes in the healthcare system are impacting business, law, and practice.
  • You'll gain both theoretical and hands on experience using cutting-edge technologies to collect, organize, store, and analyze data.
  • You'll learn how to use critical thinking, analytical skills, and statistical methods to predict outcomes and identify opportunities.
  • You'll understand the principles of management and how what you as a healthcare analysts impacts the business side of healthcare.
  • You'll learn the written, visual, and oral skills necessary to effectively communicate your ideas and insights to a wide range of audiences.
  • You'll gain real-world experience and grow your resume through hands-on internships in the industry.
  • You'll lean and work collaboratively with students from a wide variety of allied health fields through D'Youville's expansive and highly-respected academic offerings.
  • You'll receive personal attention from our thoughtful, caring faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals.

Automatic Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration


When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!

Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarships GPA Scholarship Amount
President's 88+ $14,000
Founder's 83 - 87.9 $12,000
Dean's 80 - 82.9 $10,000
Transfer 3.5+ $5,500
Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $5,000
Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,500
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $4,000

Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.

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BCBS Scholarship & internship

D'Youville is a proud partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, offering a Health Analytics BCBS Scholarship to help you fund your degree. This scholarship is good for four years and includes a guaranteed two-year internship with BCBS.

Apply for the Scholarship



Health Analytics
Degree: B.S.

Course Requirements for the Major:
Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 111

Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing

This course is an introduction to literature and the fundamentals of academic writing. Students learn the skills essential to college success:critical reading and analytical thinking, interpretation, scholarly discussion and collaboration, effective oral presentation, composition of writing for both readers and listeners.

Prerequisites: None

ENG 112

Humanities Seminar

This course teaches academic writing skills based on a humanities topic, thematically linked to the D'Youville general education core. Topics will vary by instructor and will be approached from literary or historical perspectives, with a common focus on cultural studies. Offered both semesters. Crosslisted with HIS-112 beginning Fall 2019.

Prerequisites: None

CSC 120

Computers & Electronic Health Records

This is an introduction to the fundamental ideas of computers and their role in society. Students learn of the historical origins of computers, the development of computers since WWII, their uses and impact in society, emerging technologies, and the implementation of computers: operating systems, software applications, the Internet, and an introduction to some elementary programming: e.g., HTML, SQL (Databases and Electronic Health Records), advanced spreadsheet formulas. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician's office. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) focus on the total health of the patient by focusing a broader view of all aspects of a patient's care. This course has a great deal of emphasis on databases including practical hands-on experience using (EMR/EHR) software.

Prerequisites: MAT-101 or achieve a placement test score indicating mastery of the MAT-101 material.

BIO 107

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This is a study of the structural and functional relationships of the human organism, emphasizing cells and tissues, the integument, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and sense organs. This course consists of three lectures a week.

Prerequisites: one semester of college chemistry., BIO-107L

BIO 107L

Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory

This course accompanies BIO-107. This course consists of three hours of lab a week.

Prerequisites: BIO-107

BIO 108

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This continuation of BIO 107 emphasizes the digestive system, respiratory system, blood, cardiovascular system, urinary system, reproductive systems, endocrine system, human genetics and development. This course consists of three lectures a week.

Prerequisites: BIO-107 BIO-107L, BIO-108L

BIO 108L

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

This course accompanies BIO-108. This course consists of three hours of lab a week.

Prerequisites: BIO-108


PHI 201 or RS 201

Choose one elective from PHI 201 or RS 201

MAT 122 or MAT 125

Choose one elective from MAT 122 or MAT 125
Total 23

Humanities requirements:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PHI 204

Logic and Reasoning

This course is a study of formal reasoning methods through informal fallacies, class logic and introduction to propositional logic.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

RS 214

Challenges of Death

This course examines the ways in which death challenges human meaning and action. Topics such as the meaning of suffering and death,challenges of death to morality,psychological spiritual processes of dying and bereavement are considered.

Prerequisites: None

PHI 312

Bioethics Seminar

This course analyzes ethical dilemmas and problems posed by developments in the biosciences. Problems discussed include choices for life or death, allocation of resources, human experimentation, reproductive technologies and professional-client relationships.

Prerequisites: PHI-201 or PHI/RS-214

PHI 336

Problems in Professional Ethics

This is an interdisciplinary course that examines how sociopolitical conditions have contributed to the self image and value crisis in the health professions. A variety of problem-solving techniques are studied in order to offer alterative social policies that would reconstruct the identify of the professions.

Prerequisites: PHI-201 or RS-201

SPE 201

Public Speaking

This is an introduction to speaking before groups and includes techniques of speech preparation and delivery,adapting to the purpose of the speaking situation,and practice in various types of oral presentation in a comfortable workshop atmosphere.

Prerequisites: None

Total 15

Social Sciences:

Course Number Course Name Credits

PSY 101 or PSY 203

Choose one elective from PSY 101 or PSY 203

SOC 101 or SOC 102

Choose one elective from SOC 101 or SOC 102

HIS 103 or HIS 111 or HIS 203 or HIS 204

Choose one elective from HIS 103, HIS 111, HIS 203 or HIS 204

PSC 201 or ECO 201 or ECO 202

Choose one elective from PSC 201, ECO 201 or ECO 202
Total 12


Course Number Course Name Credits

Three Free Electives

Choose three electives.
Total 9

Subtotal: 59


Course Number Course Name Credits
CSC 151

Introduction to Programming I

This is an introduction to computer programming using a modern language: program structure, procedures, functions, loops, if-then-else, arrays and records.

Prerequisites: MAT-101 or achieve a placement test score indicating mastery of the MAT-101 material.

MAT 123

Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course includes the underlying fundamental mathematical principles and their application to a wide range of statistical methods and tests. Included are the following: sampling, frequency distributions, probability, regression,confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square and correlation. Existent computer software such as MiniTab is utilized by students to aid and facilitate the analysis of results. Not open to those who have taken MAT-120

Prerequisites: None

MAT 124

Intermediate Applied Statistics

This course continues and expands the material present in MAT-123. The course will cover hypothesis testing for variances, symmetric versus asymmetric distributions, non-parametric methods for one, two or multiple samples, measures of association, multifactor analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. The material focuses on the application of known methods. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.

Prerequisites: MAT-123 with a minimum grade of C.

MAT 220

Applied Regression Analysis

The course covers the ideas behind, application of, and evaluation of regression processes, which are used to explore the relationships between variables. This course will cover simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, regression diagnostics, use of qualitative variables as predictors, transformations of variables, collinear data, and logistical regression. The material focuses on the application of known methods. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB, or SAS.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: MAT-124 and achieve a minimum grade of C.

MAT 222

Statistical Computing

Students will learn about various types of relational database programs and understand the fundamental aspects of SQL (Structured Query Language). This course covers database concepts, design concepts, database administration, and web-based databases. Students will receive an introduction to the SAS programming language with a focus on manipulation, summarizing, and basic statistical analysis of large data sets.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: MAT-123 and achieve a minimum grade of C, 1 CSC course - CSC-151 is prefered.

MAT 224


This course provides an introduction to common experimental designs in the health sciences, such as clinical trials, case-control studies, and cohort studies, and the statistical methods used in those studies, including odds ratios, relative risk, logistic regression, longitudinal analysis, and survival analysis. Emphasis is placed on practical data analysis in biology and medicine. The course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: MAT-220 and achieve a minimum grade of C

MAT 228

Applied Statistical Inquiry

The course will cover the process of statistical inquiry, including defining the problem, hypotheses development, selection of appropriate variables, test selection, interpretation of results, and reporting of conclusions. Large data sets will be employed to explore the methods presented in class. Group projects and oral presentations will simulate real life job experiences in the analytics industry. This course will employ one of SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: MAT-220 MAT-222 MAT-224 and achieve a minimum grade of C

BIO 117

Drugs and Disease

What exactly is a heart attack? Why does aspirin health prevent strokes? Why are anti-depressants associated with suicide? This basic course will answer these questions while providing an overview of common disease states and the drugs used to treat them. Disease states of the major organ systems will be covered as well as the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. Prerequisite: None: however, basic knowledge in biology is recommended; not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prerequisites: None

SOC 400

Social Epidemiology

This course focuses on social epidemiology, the social factors determining the occurrence and distribution of disease, health defects, disability, and death among groups. The interdisciplinary nature of epidemiological theory, statistical measures commonly used, approaches to modifying and developing health behaviors, health and employment, and an analysis of the distribution of health care in the United States are studied. Counts as a course in the Medical Sociology Course Cluster.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: SOC-207

MGT 305

Principles of Management

This course focuses on the nature and theory of management. It emphasizes the functional application of the basic principles of management to realistic business situations.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

MGT 318

Information and Communication Tech Mgt

The course explores the role, meaning, background and theory of MIS in the organization and focuses on planning, implementation, effect and challenges of management information and communication technologies.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: MGT-305

Total 35

Total: 64

Minimum total credits for graduation: 123



Your bachelor's degree in Health Analytics can lead to an entry-level career in a variety of healthcare settings from hospitals to HMOs to long-term care facilities.

A Health Analyst's role

This is what analysts do: they turn data into information and information into useful knowledge. As a Health Analyst, you'll tap into the vast sea of data being created every day by technologies ranging from websites to networked medical devices in order to provide insights that can impact the entire healthcare field.

Health analysts have the unique opportunity to make a real difference where they work by helping their organizations focus on best practices, areas of improvement, and opportunities for innovation. As a Health Analyst you'll help drive growth, point out where processes and procedures can be improved, identify opportunities for improving patient care, and provide the knowledge your organization needs in order to predict (and act on) the inevitable changes the future will bring.

Career Outlook

In a recent study, the McKinsey Global Institute predicted that by 2018 the United States will need nearly 200,000 people with deep analytical skills. And no wonder: according to consulting firm EMC, the current digital universe consists of around 6 trillion gigabytes of data, and that number’s doubling every two years. In fact, at the current rate of growth, the amount of data available to humanity will reach somewhere around 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020…in other words, 44,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data or almost 1.4 billion times the amount of data estimated to currently reside in the Library of Congress.

That's a lot of data. But data by itself isn't good for much. In order for data to become information that humans can use to create knowledge, it has to interpreted. Data that has been interpreted becomes meaningful to people, and once it means something it can be used to expand our knowledge of the world, improve our lives, and create new ideas and innovations that can literally change the world.

Because Health Analysts have the potential to use their skills and knowledge to bring positive change to the organizations they work for, their employment opportunities are nearly unlimited. As a Health Analyst you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of health-related organizations in a wide variety of industry sectors such as: 

  • Healthcare providers
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical groups
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Industry consultants
  • Health Information Exchanges
  • Advertising and marketing agencies
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Facilities planners
  • Higher education
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies



When you graduate with a BS in Heath Analytics from D'Youville, you'll be able to hit the ground running for your new career because you'll already have acquired real, practical experience in the health analytics industry from the two internships you'll complete as part of our career-oriented curriculum.

Not only will you gain the practical experience that will help build your resume and impress potential employers, but you'll have had the experiences you need in order for you to decide where you want to fit in the field of health analytics.

As a student in D'Youville's Health Analytics program, you'll have the opportunity to explore a number of healthcare industry settings including insurance companies, hospitals, and research opportunities. Through your two internships you'll gain a better understanding of your employment options, enjoy a chance to network with potential employers and industry contacts, and gain an understanding of the many organizations that make up the healthcare system, all in real-world settings. 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
    • An overall weighted GPA of 80 with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and three years of math, history, english, and two years of science.
    • A minimum math average of 85%

Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Standardized SAT/ACT test scores
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
    • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

 Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Coursework relevant to major of interest
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

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