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Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Cognate Area (15-18 cr.)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Informatics requires students to choose a cognate area, or specific area of focus to better determine what kinds of people or systems that he or she would like to work with.

A cognate area is an integrated program of courses taken outside of the School of Informatics. These courses emphasize the foundations, applications and/or implications of information technology in the chosen area.

For instance, New Media/Arts cognate allows students to explore and learn the new forms of artistic expressions and pattern creation using computers. Artists use computers as their medium in creating, storing, and distributing artifacts.

Below is the list of cognates; for an up-to-date list of cognates see the  Informatics advisor.

The student must complete one of the following cognate areas of interest chosen with the consent of their advisor and the director of informatics.


Business (18 cr.)

Prerequisites
(Check with the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics for additional prerequisites)

  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology
  • SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology

Required Core Courses (9 cr.)

  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-F 260 Personal Finance
  • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business

Required Upper-Level Courses (9 cr.)

Select three from the following:

  • BUS-F 301 Financial Management
  • BUS-J 404 Business and Society
  • BUS-K 301 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • BUS-K 302 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation
  • BUS-W 406 Venture Growth Management
  • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel: Human Resources Management

Cognitive Science (12 cr.)

Prerequisites

  • Check with the Cognitive Science Committee for prerequisites

Required Core Courses (3 cr.)

  • COGS-Q 240 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences

Required Upper-Level Courses (6 cr.)
Select one from the following:

  • PHIL-P 312 Topics in Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL-P 313 Theories of Knowledge
  • PHIL-P 320 Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL-P 360 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL-P 366 Philosophy of Action

Select one from the following:

  • CSCI-C 463 Artificial Intelligence I
  • CSCI-C 490 Seminar in Computer Science (cognitive science-related topics)
  • HPSC-X 200 Scientific Reasoning
  • PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic

Required Psychology Courses (3 cr.)
Select one from the following:

  • PSY-P 325 The Psychology of Learning
  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perceptions
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition

Computer Science (17-18 cr.)

Prerequisites

Some upper-level courses may require the following:

  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems
  • CSCI-C 250 Discrete Structures
  • MATH-M 208 Technical Calculus I;OR
    MATH-M 215 Calculus I
  • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications

Required Core Courses (8 cr.)

  • CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures (4 cr.)

Required Upper-Level Courses (9-10 cr.)
Select three from the following:

  • CSCI-B 424 Parallel and Distributed Programming
  • CSCI-B 438 Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • CSCI-B 451 Security in Computing
  • CSCI-C 311 Programming Languages
  • CSCI-C 421 Digital Design (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 463 Artifical Intelligence I
  • CSCI-C 481 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • CSCI-C 490 Seminar in Computer Science

English (15 cr.)

Prerequisites

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • 300-400 Level Creative Writing Class

Required Courses (9 cr.)

  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills OR
    ENG-W 232 Introduction to Business Writing
  • ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing
  • ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web

Electives (6 cr.)
Select two from the following:

  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation
  • ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing
  • ENG-W 367 Writing for Multiple Media
  • Any 300-400 Level creative writing, film, or linguistics course

Health Informatics (18 cr.)

Prerequisites

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking

Required Online Courses (15 cr.)
(offered by IUPUI)

  • HIM-M 325 Healthcare Information Requirements and Standards I
  • HIM-M 326 Laboratory Enrichment for Healthcare Information Requirements and Standards I (1 cr.)
  • HIM-M 330 Medical Terminology (2 cr.)
  • HIM-M 400 Health Information Research and Analysis Methods
  • HIM-M 420 Healthcare Information Project Management
  • HIM-M 475 Health Information Technology

Electives (3 cr.)

  • INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics OR
    INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics (see director of Informatics for details)

Life Sciences (17 cr.)

Prerequisites

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)

Required Core Courses (8 cr.)

  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)

Required Upper-Level Courses (9 cr.)

  • BIOL-L 473 Ecology

Select two from the following:

  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
  • BIOL-L 318 Evolution

Mathematics

Prerequisites

  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 cr.)
  • Check course descriptions for additional prerequisites

Required Lower Core (10 cr.)

  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)

Required Upper Core (6 cr.)

  • MATH-M 260 Combinational Counting and Probability
  • MATH-M 261 Statistical Inferences

Required Upper-Level Courses (3 cr.)

  • At least 3 credit hours of MATH-M, MATH-N, or MATH-T courses at or above the 300-level

New Media / Arts

Prerequisites

  • FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio-2D
  • Check with the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts for additional prerequisites

Required Upper-Level Courses (9 cr.)

  • FINA-P 273 Computer Art and Design I
  • FINA-P 323 Introduction to Web Design
  • FINA-S 250 Graphic Design I

Required Upper-Level Courses (6 cr.)
Select two from the following:

  • FINA-P 324 Intermediate Web Design
  • FINA-S 300 Video Art
  • FINA-S 323 Intermediate Photoshop
  • FINA-S 324 Page Layout and Design
  • TEL-T 336 Digital Video Production
  • TEL-T 430 Topical Seminar in Design and Production

Recommended Elective (3 cr.)

  • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming

Physics

Prerequisites

  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)

Required Courses (13 cr.)

  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 323 Physics 3

Electives (6 cr.)
Select two from the following:

  • PHYS-P 309 Modern Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS-P 324 Physics 4
  • PHYS-P 410 Computing Applications in Physics

Social Informatics (18 cr.)

Required Core 1 (3 cr.)

  • ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society; OR
    SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology

Required Core 2 (3 cr.)
Select one from the following:

  • ANTH-A 360 Development of Anthropological Thought
  • SOC-S 348 Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • SOC-S 349 Topics in Contemporary Sociological Theory

Required Upper-Level Courses (6 cr.)

  • ANTH-A 314 Qualitative Research Methods OR
    SOC-S 353 Qualitative Research Methods
  • ANTH-A 315 Quantitative Research Methods OR
    SOC-S 354 Quantitative Research Methods

Upper-Level Electives (6 cr.)
Select two from the following:

  • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups
  • ANTH-E 310 Introduction to the Cultures of Africa
  • ANTH-E 365 Women and Power
  • ANTH-E 380 Urban Anthropology
  • ANTH-E 391 Women in Developing Countries
  • ANTH-E 395 Writing Culture
  • ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • ANTH-E 402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • SOC-S 306 Urban Society
  • SOC-S 314 Social Aspects of Health and Medicine
  • SOC-S 315 Work and Occupations
  • SOC-S 316 The Family
  • SOC-S 317 Social Stratification
  • SOC-S 319 Science, Technology, and Society
  • SOC-S 331 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-S 338 Gender Roles
  • SOC-S 362 World Societies and Cultures
  • SOC-S 405 Selected Social Institutions
  • SOC-S 444 Research Conference Practicum (1 cr.)
  • SOC-S 468 Research Problems in Sociology
  • SOC-S 494 Field Experience in Sociology
Web Development

Prerequisites

  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    OR
    equivalent
  • Check course descriptions for additional prerequisites

Required Lower Core (3 cr.)

  • INFO- 213 Web Site Design and Development

Required Upper Core (3 cr.)

  • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming

Required Upper-Level Courses (9 cr.)

Select three from the following:

  • CSCI-B 438 Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • CSCI-B 451 Security in Computing
  • CSCI-C 490 Seminar in Computer Science
    VT: Client Server Web Programming OR
    INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics
    VT: Client Server Web Programming
  • FINA-P 323 Introduction to Web Design
  • FINA-P 324 Intermediate Web Design
  • INFO-I 300 Human-Computer Interaction Design and Programming
  • INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics
    VT: Large Scale Web Projects

 

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