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Bachelor of Science in Informatics, Online

Pictured | TaCarra Richmond | Informatics / Minor in Psychology | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Online Joint Collaborative

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in our lives, there's a growing need for skills in managing the digital world, and in understanding the social impact of computing and the big picture of how people and technology connect. Informatics focuses on putting information technology to work solving today's problems in healthcare, privacy, security, education, poverty, and the environment. Your BS in Informatics will prepare you to develop technology solutions that address and anticipate the needs of today's world.

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Informatics prepares you for work in technology start-ups, health information systems, human-computer interaction, sustainability, and technology research, opening the door to such careers as: 

  • User experience designer
  • Information architect
  • Digital library specialist
  • Network manager
  • Web developer
  • Information security professional
  • E-commerce specialist
  • Database developer/manager
  • Software developer
  • System administrator

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary. (NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states)

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit official high school transcript or equivalent (may be required of some applicants).
  • Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  • This program is offered by IU South Bend, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI, and IU Southeast. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions of that campus.
Application Deadline:

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials

Tuition and Fees
  • Indiana Residents | $250.00/credit hours ($750.00/3 credit hours)
  • Out of State Residents | $350.00/credit hour ($1050/3 credit hours)
  • Prep program at some campuses not eligible for collaborative rates
  • Additional fees will apply

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

To graduate with the BS in Informatics, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours, broken down as follows. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • 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.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Informatics Core Courses (39 cr.)
  • 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 Problem Solving and Programming 2
  • INFO-C 300 Human Computer Interaction
  • INFO-C 307 Data Representation and 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

Cognate Courses (15-18 cr.)

See advisor for further information

Informatics Electives (9 cr.)

General Electives (12-27 cr.)

Balance of credits needed to equal 120 cr.

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

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.