Minor in Informatics

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Minor Requirements

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

The minor in Informatics requires students to take three lower-level informatics courses and two upper-level informatics or upper-level elective courses from the table below. A grade of C– or higher in each course is required. The minor consists of at least 15 credit hours chosen from the following:

Lower-Level Courses
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics
  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.) (CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming may be substituted for those students not intending to take INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II)
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)

Upper-Level Courses
  • INFO-I 300 Human-Computer Interaction
  • INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • INFO-I 320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing
  • INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics (e.g., Bioinformatics)

Upper-Level Electives
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • BUS-K 301 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology
  • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming
  • CSCI-B 401 Fundamentals of Computing Theory
  • CSCI-B 424 Parallel and Distributed Programming
  • CSCI-B 438 Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • CSCI-B 451 Security in Computing
  • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 463 Artificial Intelligence I
  • CSCI-C 481 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • FINA-P 273 Computer Art and Design I
  • FINA-P 374 Computer Art and Design II
  • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 207 Information and Computer Ethics
  • PHYS-P 281 Solid State Electronics I
  • PHYS-P 303 Digital Electronics (4 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 334 Fundamentals of Optics
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
  • SOC-S 319 Science, Technology, and Society

The courses offered as informatics electives vary over time. Many courses at the 300-level or above in computer and information sciences and decision sciences can count as electives. The student should consult the informatics program director for details.

Courses may count toward the minor and at the same time satisfy particular general-education requirements of the major field of study. However, no course can count toward both a major and a minor. If a conflict occurs, students would enroll in additional replacement courses chosen in conjunction with the major field advisor and the director of informatics. Courses not listed above may be included in the course of study with permission of the director of informatics.

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