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BS in Informatics, Online

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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.

Academic Advising

Students should contact the Informatics program office ( or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with an Informatics advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

Students with substantial prior computer programming experience could take the course placement exams to assess their computer programming skills.

Advising holds are placed on all Informatics students by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to advance registration and are reset following advising appointments. To determine who your assigned advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
Course Descriptions >>

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

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

Informatics Track (18 cr.)

See advisor for further information

Informatics Electives (9 cr.)

Free Electives

Balance of credits needed to equal 120 cr.

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Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.