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Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Overview

Informatics encourages and facilitates the process of collecting, cultivating, and organizing information digitally so that it can be better utilized by businesses, organizations, and individuals. It teaches us how to put information technology to work in order to solve complex problems like privacy, security, healthcare, education, poverty, and challenges in our environment.

As a student in this program, you will study how people interact with information technology and how information technology shapes our relationships, our organizations, and our world. 

Graduates could expect to find employment in a wide array of jobs. Qualifications for specific employment options vary depending on the structure and the nature of an individual’s program of study. The many possibilities include:

  • web developer,
  • systems analyst,
  • programmer,
  • webmaster,
  • IT consultant,
  • interaction designer,
  • database designer,
  • database developer,
  • usability analyst,
  • medical records analyst,
  • systems analyst,
  • biotechnologist, and
  • many more.

See a map showing the job titles and locations of IU alumni who graduated with a BS in Informatics. 

How does it work?

The BS in Informatics is jointly offered by six IU campuses: East, IUPUI, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast. You will be assigned to a “home” campus, or campus of enrollment, but you can take online classes from any of these campuses to increase your options and shorten your time to degree. Your home campus will apply the credits you earn toward your BS.

When you have successfully completed all degree requirements, your home campus will award your Indiana University diploma. The placement office on your home campus will help you find appropriate employment.