Bachelor of Science in Informatics

The BS in Informatics degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 2.0 (“C” or above) is required in all English composition courses, statistics, and informatics courses.

General Education Requirements (30 cr)

General Education Requirements »

The following required courses for the degree:

will also fulfill a portion of the General Education Requirements.

Remaining General Education Requirements can be fulfilled as you and your advisor see fit.

Additional Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-3 cr)

  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar (2 cr) or HON-H 100 Freshman Honors Seminar (3 cr)
    • Required for students who have never attended college as well as students transferring in less than 12 credit hours.

Informatics Core Courses Required for the Degree (42 cr)

Informatics capstone (6 cr) consisting of:


Cognate, Minor, or Second Major

In addition to completing the core curriculum in informatics, students are required to complete either a Cognate (an area of specialization), a Minor, or a second Major.


Business Cognate (15 cr)

  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-W 100 Introduction to Business Administration
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Choose any two 300 or 400 level business courses, with advisor approval

Health Cognate (16 cr)

*Can only be taken face-to-face on the Richmond campus

Custom Designed Cognate (15 cr minimum)

  • A custom cognate can be designed in conjunction with your academic advisor to provide the opportunity to apply information technology to a new domain or to take a more interdisciplinary approach to address a particular problem or issue. The custom cognate can be encompassed in a single discipline or span multiple disciplines.


  • Any minor (except the Informatics Minor) offered by IU East can be used to satisfy this requirement. IU East currently offers more than 30 minors.

Second Major

  • Students who double major may use the second major to satisfy this requirement.


Students must complete at least 120 credit hours to graduate. Elective courses are taken to reach the 120 credit hour requirement. Any course not specifically required can be taken as an elective.

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