Informatics Plan of Study
The Bachelor of Science in Informatics is a 120 credit hour program. Students must earn a C- or higher in all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.
Transfer students should consult an academic advisor regarding potential course exceptions and/or substitutions. We encourage all students to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration each semester.
Critical Courses are printed in bold font. Critical courses are required within the first two years of a degree program and are expected be taken in the semester designated as they either serve as an important prerequisite or provide foundational knowledge for the degree program.
Some classes are only offered annually. Please work with your academic advisor to plan classes if you start in a spring semester.
Core A (53 cr.)
- INFO-I 100 First Year Experience (1 cr.)
- INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
- INFO-I 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
- INFO-I 202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
- NEWM-N 220 Introduction to Media Application Development (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
- INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
- INFO-I 223 Data Fluency (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 270 Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
- PBHL-B 302 Biostatistics for Informatics (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 305 Introduction to Research in Informatics (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 402 Informatics Project Management (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 421 Applications of Data Mining (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 425 Web Services in Information Systems (3 cr.)
- INFO-I 453 Computer and Information Ethics (3 cr.)
Career Planning (2 cr.)
- NEWM-N 299 Career Planning (2 cr.)
Core B (6 cr.)
Two 300 level or higher INFO, LIS or NEWM classes.
Capstone (3 cr.)
Choose between INFO-I 491 Capstone Project Internship, INFO-I 492 Senior Thesis, or INFO-I 494 Design and Development of an Information System Project.
General Education (21 cr.)
- Core Communication (6 cr.)
- Analytical Reasoning List A (3 cr.)
(List B is fulfilled by completing the INFO Core.)
- Cultural Understanding (3 cr.)
- Life and Physical Sciences (6 cr.)
- Arts and Humanities (3 cr.)
- The social science requirement is fulfilled by completing the INFO Core.
Area of Specialization (21 cr.)
Choosing an area of specialization is required, and you may select any minor or certificate through IUPUI to best customize your degree to your career interests.
The number of credits required for each minor, certificate, or specialization varies. If you choose an option that is less than 21 credit hours, you will need to add additional electives to your degree plan to reach 120 credit hours.
The most popular specializations include:
- 3D Graphics and Animation
- Applied Data Science
- Computer Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Data Studies
- Digital Humanities
- Game Design and Development
- Health Information Management
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Legal Informatics
- Media Arts and Science
- Multi-Device Development
- Software Bots
- Video Production Minor
- Virtual Production
General Electives (14 cr.)
Choose from other IUPUI courses.