Online Informatics Degree (B.S.)

If you’re interested in a career in Computers and Information Technology, IU East can prepare you for success. You’ll study with Informatics faculty who are experts in different information technology specialties, including enterprise computing, programming, database administration, and applications development, all in a dynamic global environment.

Informatics is the art, science, and human dimensions of information technology. It is information technology applied to human problems. Informatics as a discipline is closely related to, but distinct from, such fields as computer science, computer information systems, information science, and other traditional disciplines related to information technology.

Informatics is more general, basic, and applied than any of these related disciplines: more general, in that it emphasizes breadth across issues in all of the related disciplines, and includes social and ethical issues regarding the information revolution — as well as more basic, in that it examines foundational questions about the very nature of information and computing — and it is more applied, since the aim is to produce qualified information technology professionals to meet the rapidly rising need in industry, government, and the non-profit sector.

Careers in Informatics

Informatics graduates find employment in a wide array of information technology areas. Qualifications for specific employment options vary depending on the structure and nature of an individual’s program of study. The possibilities include such positions as:

  • Web Developer
  • New Media Public Relations Specialist
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Bio-technologist
  • Statistician
  • and many more.


Required Courses

Elective courses

The degree includes 9 credits of Informatics electives.

Specialization areas

The Online Informatics degree will have a cognate (or area of specialization) that each student must choose.

Degree Map

Four-Year Academic Plan for a Typical Online Informatics Major (All courses are assumed 3 credits unless otherwise specified):

Freshmen (Fall Semester)

Freshmen (Spring Semester)

Sophomore (Fall Semester)

Sophomore (Spring Semester)

  • INFO-C 307 Data Representation and Org.
  • INFO-C 300 Human Computer Interaction
  • General Education
  • General Education (2 cr)
  • Science (4 cr)

Junior Year (Fall Semester)

Junior Year (Spring Semester)

Senior Year (Fall Semester)

Senior Year (Spring Semester)

Contact Information

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