Offered on campus
Informatics - Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Connecting people and technology
Informatics is the study of smart computing that focuses on how people and information systems connect. In the world of information and technology, it’s the bridge to all things useful.
Harnessing the power and possibility of technology, informatics turns data and information into knowledge that people can use every day. If this is your passion, learn how to utilize technology to make a difference by earning a degree in informatics from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.
Our graduates turn data into solutions, developing groundbreaking advances in business, health care, science, art, and entertainment. Integrating business, technology, and experience, we’ve customized our curriculum for the next generation of computing professionals.
Make your education match your goals
You’ll customize your informatics degree with a specialization, applying what you’ve learned to another discipline that aligns with your career plans. You may select any minor or certificate through IUPUI to best customize your degree to your career interests. The most popular specializations include:
- 3D Graphics and Animation
- 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
Informatics Capstone project
The culmination of your education, your senior-year Capstone project focuses on using the tools and techniques you’ve mastered to become a computing and technology professional. Your Capstone may take the form of a thesis, a research project, a for-credit internship, or an applied learning project to develop an information system.
Accelerated studies save you time and money
Our program offers a gateway to accelerated graduate studies. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Informatics plus a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, or Jurisprudence in only 5 years.
Accelerated 4+1 programs are time and cost efficient—allowing you to complete two degrees in five years—with increased career opportunities and earning potential.
LiFT Scholars program
Specifically for informatics majors, the Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) Scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation. When combined with other student and federal aid, it allows recipients to complete their degrees with limited or no educational debt.
Careers in informatics: $51,319 average starting salary at graduation
Technology is integral to our lives, opening a stunning number of career opportunities in informatics. Graduates work in:
- Data mining and knowledge discovery
- Web and mobile app development
- Database administration
- IT consulting
- User experience design
- IT project management
- Information systems development
- Data and business systems analysis
Before you graduate, you’ll work with our Career Services Office to learn how to search for jobs, assemble a portfolio of your work, pursue internship opportunities, and connect with employers.