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Informatics, BS

Bachelor of Science

US News and World Report - best bachelor's 2023
What you study

As technology becomes increasingly prevalent 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.

How you benefit

With the accelerated IU Online BS in Informatics, you'll prepare to develop technology solutions that address and anticipate the needs of today's world. 

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one of the following tracks:

  • Business
  • Health Information Management
  • Legal Informatics 
  • Sustainability
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.  

Business track

Coursework will provide instruction in several areas of business and business management, including accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, human resource management, financial management, and supply chain management.

Health Information Management track

Coursework will provide instruction in several areas of health information management, including ethics, communication, confidentiality, and data analysis. Students will learn to follow standards of a professional healthcare environment, and to effectively and accurately analyze healthcare information.

Legal Informatics track

Students will study several skill areas necessary in legal informatics, including specialized technology, handling evidence, information governance, security, privacy, and protection of intellectual property. Students will assist with presenting a legal case in court.

Sustainability track

Students will study several skill areas within sustainability studies, including environment, society and economy, natural science and social science principles of sustainability, and their application to innovative problem solving, and application of sustainability to work and career choices.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) track

Students will study several skill areas within business ERP, including financial accounting, information systems, marketing, operation management, supply chain, and ERP.

Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:

  • Onboarding
  • Advising
  • Success Coaching
  • Math and Writing Support
  • Career Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Tutoring

The IU Online BS 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
  • Digital library specialist, e-commerce specialist
  • Network manager
  • Web developer, software developer, database developer/manager
  • Information security professional, information architect
  • System administrator

To graduate with the BS in Informatics, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours, broken down as follows. 

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Informatics core courses (39 credit hours)
  • Cognate courses (15-18 credit hours)
  • General education courses (30-42 credit hours)
  • Informatics electives (9 credit hours)
  • General electives (12-27 credit hours)

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 East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI, IU South Bend, 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 Dates

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

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.

Hossein Hakimzadeh, Program Director

Hossein Hakimzadeh

Hossein Hakimzadeh, program director for the BS in Informatics, is associate professor of computer science and director of informatics at IU South Bend. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. His research interests include database management systems and software engineering. Among courses taught are Introduction to Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming, and Advanced Database Concepts. He has received funding for curriculum and course development and assessment; attracting, enrolling, and retaining students; and enhancing high-tech job opportunities in Indiana. Hakimzadeh is an advocate for student success through the Center for Internship, Volunteerism, and Entrepreneurship in Computer Science (CIVECS), which promotes internship opportunities and entrepreneurship and seeks to enhance high-tech job opportunities via software engineering startups.

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliott is teaching professor of computer and information technology in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. He is working on an EdD in instructional systems technology, IU School of Education, Bloomington. His areas of expertise include web and mobile application development, user interface design, cloud computing, global STEM education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Among his interests are voice-enabled assistants, study abroad, active learning and improvement of classroom instruction, and application development for multiple platforms. He runs the Global IT study abroad opportunities to China and India in the Computer and Information Technology program.

Linda Galocy

Linda Galocy

Linda Galocy is clinical associate professor in the health information management department at IU Northwest. She holds an MS from the IU School of Education and a BS in health information administration from the IU School of Medicine. She is completing a doctoral degree in instructional systems technology. Her areas of expertise include the scholarship of teaching and learning, ICD coding, data analytics, and health informatics. She is a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


INFO-C 100Informatics Foundations3 Credits
INFO-C 112Tools of Informatics: Programming and Databases3 Credits
INFO-C 201Mathematical Foundations of Informatics3 Credits
INFO-C 203Social Informatics3 Credits
INFO-C 210Problem Solving and Programming 13 Credits
INFO-C 211Problem Solving and Programming 23 Credits
INFO-C 300Human Computer Interaction3 Credits
INFO-C 307Data Representation and Organization3 Credits
INFO-C 399Database Systems3 Credits
INFO-C 413Web Design and Development3 Credits
INFO-C 450System Design3 Credits
INFO-C 451System Implementation3 Credits
INFO-C 452Project Management 3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $290.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $870.00
Note:  -Additional fees will apply.
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $390.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1170.00
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