In keeping with workforce trends and meeting the demands of the regional economy, Millersville University (MU) has announced the launch of a new degree in information technology with a focus on healthcare analytics.
The new Bachelor of Science in Information Technology was designed to prepare both traditional and transfer students as well as adult learners for careers in information technology within the healthcare sector. Courses eventually will be taught in several modalities—face-to-face, online and blended—to maximize flexibility for both traditional students and adult learners.
“The healthcare industry in Lancaster County and nationally is booming” said Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Millersville University. “With this new program in Healthcare Analytics, Millersville will be strategically positioned to contribute to current and future workforce needs in this area.”
The program will capitalize on a number of partnerships the University already has with local hospitals, healthcare providers and agencies in the region including Lancaster General Health-Penn Medicine, UPMC Pinnacle-Lititz, Hershey Medical Center, Highmark BlueShield and WellSpan.
To this end, MU is pursuing both curricular and research collaborations with a number of area healthcare providers, and plans to develop transfer articulation agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College, Reading Area Community, College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to ensure students can transfer easily from their various computer programming and systems administration programs into the University’s new bachelor’s degree program.
The new information technology program will be available in the spring or fall of 2020.