Online Informatics Degree (B.S.)

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in our lives, there's a growing need for skills in managing the digital world, and in understanding the social impact of computing and the big picture of how people and technology connect. Informatics focuses on putting information technology to work solving today's problems in healthcare, privacy, security, education, poverty, and the environment. Your BS in Informatics will prepare you to develop technology solutions that address and anticipate the needs of today's world.

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Informatics prepares you for work in technology start-ups, health information systems, human-computer interaction, sustainability, and technology research, opening the door to such careers as: 

  • User experience designer
  • Information architect
  • Digital library specialist
  • Network manager
  • Web developer
  • Information security professional
  • E-commerce specialist
  • Database developer/manager
  • Software developer
  • System administrator

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BS in Informatics, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours, broken down as follows. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Informatics core courses (39 credit hours)
  • Cognate courses (15-18 credit hours)
  • General education courses (30-42 credit hours)
  • Informatics electives (9 credit hours)
  • General electives (12-27 credit hours)

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:  

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU

Tuition & Fees

  Cost for Indiana Residents Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour $250.00 $350.00
3 Credit Hours $750.00 $1050.00


  • Prep program at some campuses not eligible for collaborative rate.
  • Additional fees will apply.


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

Indiana University East
Office of Admissions
Whitewater Hall 116
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

Phone: 765-973-8208 or toll free 800-959-EAST
Fax: 765-973-8209
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