What will I learn?

The informatics program integrates principles of computer science, information systems and design, psychology, and sociology in a curriculum tailor-made for the next generation of computing professionals, while allowing students to select an area of specialization where informatics knowledge will be applied, such as biology, human-computer interaction, or new media. Informatics students develop groundbreaking IT solutions with real-world value in business, health care, science, art, and entertainment.

Informatics is smart computing going beyond hardware and software. Informatics thinks big picture, building strong technical skills as well as understanding how we use technology to communicate, work, heal, play, and solve problems that are facing society and industry. It is a way to make a difference in the lives of others, so the focus of the program is on the social impact of computing - how people and technology connect.

Informatics majors learn to critically analyze various approaches to processing information and develop skills to design, implement, and evaluate the next generation of information technology tools. As a student in the Undergraduate Informatics program, you will use your knowledge to develop ground-breaking IT solutions with real-world value in business, health care, science, art, and entertainment.

Area of Specialization

An area of specialization is an integrated program of courses concentrating on the applications – and impact – of informatics within the context of another discipline. Choosing an area of specialization is required, and you may select from virtually any IUPUI program to best customize your degree to your career interests. The most popular specializations include:

  • 3D Graphics and Animation
  • Applied Data Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • 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
  • Pre-Med

Careers in Informatics

Job titles for informatics graduates include these and many more occupations:

  • Business/System Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • Information Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Information System Architect
  • User Experience Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Usability Engineer

Which department am I in?

School of Informatics and Computing

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,278.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020

Venue

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,

INDIANAPOLIS,

Indiana,

46202, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,278.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 24 August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment; No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science.

For international students

Students must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school before you enroll at IUPUI.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • • TOEFL 80+
  • • IELTS 6.5+
  • Students scoring TOEFL 60+ or IELTS 5.5+ are eligible for admission but should anticipate taking additional English for Academic Purposes courses along with their academic program.

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    IUPUI’s strengths lie in its combination of community engagement, creative teaching, learning methods and ground-breaking research.

    • Almost 30,000 students from 145 countries study at IUPUI
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    • Based in vibrant Indianapolis, the USA’s 15th largest city
    • One of the top research universities in the US