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Bachelor of Science in Informatics

To pursue a degree in Informatics, you must first apply and be accepted to IUPUI.

You’ll then want to schedule time with one of our undergraduate advisors to review your plan of study and get enrolled in I101 Introduction to Informatics.

I101 Introduction to Informatics is an interactive course using lecture, guest speakers and applied projects to:

  • Explore the broad impact of informatics across disciplines
  • Build your programming, database and structured query language (SQL) skills
  • Identify career and graduate school opportunities
  • Introduce you to possible areas of specialization
Area of Specialization

An area of specialization is an integrated program of courses concentrating on the applications – and impact – of informatics within the context of another discipline. Choosing an area of specialization is required, and you may select from virtually any IUPUI program to best customize your degree to your career interests. The most popular specializations include:

  • 3D Graphics and Animation
  • Applied Data Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Game Design and Development
  • Health Information Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Legal Informatics
  • Media Arts and Science
  • Pre-Med
Capstone Project

From there, you’ll complete specialized, hands-on courses that give you the tools and techniques needed as a future computing and technology professional. This includes completion of a capstone project during your senior year.

The capstone represents the culmination of your skills and knowledge within informatics and your chosen area of specialization. It may take the form of a thesis, a research project, a for-credit internship or an applied learning project to develop an information system.

Career Development

And before you graduate, you’ll work with our Career Services Office to learn how to job search, assemble a portfolio of your work, pursue internship opportunities and connect with employers.

Last updated: 04/24/2018