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Artificial Intelligence, B.A.

Be at the forefront of innovation with a Bachelor of Arts in Artificial Intelligence from IU Online. This career-driven program is designed to be fast and flexible. You’ll develop the AI skills that’ll transform tomorrow.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $317.26

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $412.44

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

Develop the AI skills that employers are seeking in machine learning, bot development, robotic process automation, and cognitive computing. Problem solving lies at the core of the program. Learn how to apply artificial intelligence, bot platforms, and frameworks to automate robotic and cognitive processes from start to finish.

The Bachelor of Arts of Artificial Intelligence from IU Online is a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have an accredited high school diploma or equivalency exam.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores (optional)
  • Essay (200 - 400 words)

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (first-year freshman):

May 1

Fall semester (non-first-year students):

June 1

Spring semester: December 1
Summer session I: March 15
Summer session II: May 1


Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

The IU Online B.A. in Artificial Intelligence prepares you for such careers as:

  • Artificial intelligence architect
  • AI bots designer/developer
  • AI UX researcher
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Conversation designer/developer
  • Human factors engineer
  • Software developer 

To earn the B.A. in Artificial Intelligence, you must complete 120 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (13 credit hours)
  • Other required courses (3 credit hours)
  • Mathematics and statistics courses (12 credit hours)
  • Human-centered computing AI courses (39 credit hours)
  • AI selectives (12 credit hours)
  • Internship, thesis, or project (6 credit hours)
  • General education and B.A. required courses (24 credit hours)
  • General electives (as needed to reach 120 credit hours)

Core Classes for the BA in Artificial Intelligence
Course Number Course Name Credits
ECE 29500 Introduction to AI 3 Credits
ECE 229500 -or- INFO-I 223 Introductory Data Science -or- Data Fluency 3 Credits
INFO-I 340 Collaborative Human-AI Systems 3 Credits
CSCI 49000 Recent Trends in AI 3 Credits
INFO-I 401 AI Ethics 1 Credit

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