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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 College’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.


When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduates scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your need to fill out a separate application! Transfer students can qualify for scholarships too. Unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville, because we use realistic GPA requirements to determine your eligibility each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarship GPA / SAT (M&CR) /ACT Tuition Dorm GPA required to retain scholarship
Honors 88/1,110/24 50% off 25% off 2.75
Distinction 80/1,000/21 25% off  50% 2.5 
Achievement 90/900/19 $3,000    2.25
Transfer 3.5 $5,000  


Transfer 3.0 $4,000  


Transfer 2.75 $3,500   2.5
Dillon 93/1,000/21  100% off  25%  2.75
Buffalo Say Yes 90/1,000/21 100% Off   2.75
Alumni Kinship   $300-$2,000   Must reapply each year. Only open to relatives of D'Youville alumni.

 View tuition and fees at D'Youville College.

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


Year 1

Year 1 - Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 111 English Communication I 3
MAT 122 or MAT 125 Calculus I 4
  History Core Course 3
CSC 120 Electronic Health Records 3
HSM 203 Medical Terminology 1
HSM 210 Delivering Health Services 3
Total 17

Year 1 - Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 112 English Communication II 3
MAT 123 Applied Statistics 4
CSC 151 Intro to Computer Programming 3
BIO 117 Drugs and Disease 3
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
Total 16

Year 2

Year 2 - Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
PHI 201/RS 201 Philosophy Core 3
SOC 101 or SOC 102 Sociology Core 3
MAT 124 Intermediate Statistics 4
HSM 110 Public Health 3
SPE 201 Public Speaking 3
Total 16

Year 2 - Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
MAT 220 Applied Regression Analysis 3
PHI 204 Logic 3
MGT 318 Info & Comm Tech Management 3
PHI 312 Bioethics 3
HSM 410 Health Care Law 3
Total 15

Year 3

Year 3 - Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
RS 214 Challenges of Death 3
BIO 107/107L Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HSM 406 IT in Health Care 3
HSM 408 Reimbursement Payment Systems 3
MAT 222 Statistical Computing 3
Total 16

Year 3 - Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO 108/108L Anatomy and Physiology 4
MAT 224 Applied Regression Analysis 3
SOC 400 Epidemiology 3
HSM 320 Health Services Internship 2
HSM 318 Resource Management 3
Total 15

Year 4

Year 4 - Fall Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
  Psychology Core 3
MAT 228 Applied Statistical Inquiry 3
HSM 413 Performance Improvement 3
  Core elective 3
PHI 336 Problems in Professional Ethics 3
Total 15

Year 4 - Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credits
HSM 420 Adv. Health Services Internship 2
  Political Science/Economics Core 3
  Core Elective 3
  Core Elective 3
HSM 414 Project Management 3
Total 14



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

Applicants to the bachelor's degree in Health Analytics must meet these criteria for admission into the program:

Admission Criteria
A combined SAT score of 1170 (or ACT 24) and;
High school average of at least 87% and;

High school rank in the upper one half of the class, and;

Good Academic Standing

To be in good academic standing in the bachelor's degree in Health Analyticsstudent must:

Good Academic Standing
Achieve a semester GPA of 2.50, and;
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50, and;
Earn minimum grades of C in all courses required for the student's major.
*Courses with a grade below C must be repeated, but may only be repeated once.

Transfer Students

Transfer student applicants to the bachelor's degree in Health Analytics, must meet these criteria for admission into the program:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Note: Find out how many credits will transfer to D'Youville College by using our Course Equivalency Database

Renee Cadzow, professor of HSA

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"What's most exciting about this field is the opportunity to effect positive change to improve the health and well-being of our communities."

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Kathleen Curtin, professor of HSA

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"I try to stay in touch with the realities of patient care and share those stories with students." 

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