School of Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Informatics – Collaborative Online Degree Program

This online degree program is a collaborative partnership between IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.

About the Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Informatics is understanding the impact of technology and information on people; the development of new uses for technology; and the application of information technology in the context of another field. 

Students in this degree program complete a core curriculum that builds an overall understanding of computers, computing environments, software development, and cognates (such as Bio Informatics, Business, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Health Informatics, Life Sciences, Mathematics, New Media, Physics, Psychology, Social Informatics, and Web Development). The degree prepares students to enter challenging computing careers in the workplace or to embark on postgraduate programs in Informatics.

This degree program is targeted to undergraduate students, including working adults, who wish to complete a high quality degree in Informatics.

Degree Requirements

1. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

2. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at the 300-level or above.

3. General Education. Students must complete all of the requirements of the Indiana University Kokomo campus-wide general education curriculum. The General Education requirements in critical thinking and cultural diversity are satisfied by the major. Courses that fulfill the requirements for a cognate area may also meet the general education distribution requirements. Any course used to meet major requirements may also be used to meet one but not more than one of the general education distribution requirements.

4. Core and the cognate area must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the informatics core and the cognate area is required. Courses in other departments that are used to fulfill general education requirements or general electives may be completed with any passing grade . A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

5. Major Requirements (39 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • INFO-C 100 Informatics Foundations
  • INFO-C 112 Tools for Informatics: Programming and Databases
  • INFO-C 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • INFO-C 203 Social Informatics
  • INFO-C 210 Problem Solving and Programming I
  • INFO-C 211 Programming 2
  • INFO-C 300 Human Computer Interaction
  • INFO-C 307 Data Rep Organization
  • INFO-C 399 Database Systems
  • INFO-C 413 Web Design and Development
  • INFO-C 450 System Design
  • INFO-C 451 System Implementation
  • INFO-C 452 Project Management

6. Informatics Track (18 cr.)

7. Informatics Electives (9 cr.)

8. Free Electives to have total balance of credits to equal or exceed 120.

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