Same school, new name. The School of Informatics and Computing is changing its name effective January 11, 2023. Learn more about the name change

Informatics B.S. + Applied Data Science M.S.

Big data is everywhere … and so is the need to use it

Expand your understanding of how people interact with information technology, and take that knowledge to the next level by earning an accelerated five-year bachelor’s degree in informatics and a master’s in applied data science from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis.

With the rapid rise in digitally created data comes an increasing demand for professionals who know how to capitalize on this resource—and who understand the ethical, privacy, and security concerns inherent in big data mining and management.

Plan of study

You’ll follow the Informatics plan of study for years 1-3. Students begin taking the following graduate-level courses, as well as their selected electives, during Year 4:

Fall Semester Senior Year

Spring Semester Senior Year

Fall Semester Fifth Year

Spring Semester Fifth Year

In addition

Students are required to take the following math courses to qualify for admission to the ADS Accelerated program:

  • MATH 15300 College Algebra
  • MATH 15400 Trigonometry
  • MATH 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (or MATH 22100 Calculus for Technology I or MATH 23100 Calculus for Life Sciences I)
  • MATH 17100 Multidimensional Mathematics

MATH 159 Precalculus (5 cr.) may be taken in place of MATH 153 and MATH 154.

If you are interested in pursuing this, please speak to your undergraduate advisor about how these classes can fulfill your undergraduate requirements.

Note: For students who are pursuing the HCI certificate or Applied Data Science specialization, INFO-H 517 can fulfill the NEWM-N 328 requirement.