Dear Honors College students,


Below you will find information on how to coordinate your capstone project with your major requirements. We have made every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date. However, you should always discuss your course choices and schedule with your major advisor to verify that you are on track to complete all of your major requirements on schedule.


Major name:

Health Information Management


DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Karen Patena

Clinical Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Program Coordinator



Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

HIM 361

Human Resource Management





First semester of capstone


Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:



Other Departmental Requirements or Suggestions:

Students research a topic of current importance to the major and present to an audience as part of a unit on inservice/ continuing education in this Human Resources class. The audience usually includes alumni as well as HIM professionals from the Chicago area.  Students produce all aspects of the program, from registration brochures to evaluation forms.  Students work on the program aspects with a group. In addition to the requirements of the project in the course, honors college students must produce an indendent research paper and additional products as apply to their topic (i.e., policies, procedures).