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Informatics Online

Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Informatics

Informatics is smart computing that goes beyond hardware and software. Informatics thinks 'big picture,' and builds strong technical skills, as well as an understanding of how we use technology to communicate, work, heal, play, and solve problems. The program focuses on the social impact of computing-on how people and technology connect.

Custom Fit

Business. Science. Art. Whatever your passion, informatics is your ticket to a customized computing education.

No Experience Necessary

Not a computer whiz? Never taken a computer class? That's okay. We'll show you the ropes.

Leadership

Stand out from the crowd as part of Indiana's-and the nation's-first informatics school.

Career Prospects

Informatics careers are among the hottest, best paying, and most exciting out there. 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.

Impact

Your ability to change lives through technology has never been greater. Make an impact.

Career opportunities in informatics are numerous, spanning several fields and areas of specialization. Informatics will help you prepare for an in-demand career that will take you wherever you want to go.

For More Information

For more information about the degree program, contact the School of Sciences, which is located on the IU Kokomo campus in Hunt Hall, room SM 234, or call (765) 455-9371.

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. 

How does it work?

The online 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, you will receive a high-quality IU degree at your home campus. The placement office on your home campus will help you find appropriate employment.

Program Description

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

Core Courses (39 credit hours)
  • INFO-C 100 Informatics Foundations 
  • INFO-C 112 Tools of Informatics: Programming and Databases 
  • INFO-C 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics 
  • INFO-C 203 Social Informatics 
  • INFO-C 210 Problem Solving and Programming 1 
  • 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
Additional Courses

General Education Courses (30–42 credit hours)

Informatics Electives (9 credit hours)

General Electives (12–27 credit hours)

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

If you are an Indiana resident, you can expect to pay approximately $960 for a 3 credit hour course.
Out-of-state students can expect to pay approximately $1,260 for a 3 credit hour course.

These costs includes tuition and a mandatory distance education fee.

You may apply for financial aid. Your eligibility is determined by such factors as total hours of enrollment and income.
To be considered for aid, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admissions

Your first step towards earning your BS in Informatics is to apply for formal admission to Indiana University Kokomo. The best way to apply is our online IU Kokomo application. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 765-455-9217 or iuadmis@iuk.edu.

Last updated: 06/02/2017