Informatics Major

The 126–128 credit hour B.S. in Informatics degree program focuses on the relationship between information, technology, and people. The program integrates courses in logical reasoning, computer programming, data analytics, human-computer interaction, and other skills that help students to put technology to better use. It has a mandatory internship requirement and students team up with classmates on capstone senior projects that showcase their skills to potential employers. Graduates from the program will be able to apply their tech knowledge to areas of interest—such as biology, business, environmental management, healthcare, telecommunications, sustainable practice, and Web development—to create new uses for technology and the way  people interact with it. They are adept at designing, refining and building information systems and technologies. They are attuned to the needs that drive people to seek information. They are concerned with issues like access, privacy and usability. And, they understand the increasingly complex social and organizational environments in which people seek to fill their information needs—in theoretical, virtual and physical spaces. They are ambassadors for the transformative power of information when applied ethically and effectively.

B.S. degree program with embedded General Business Minor, Total Hours 126-128

Specific courses required

General Education 38 hours Hours
  Specific General Education Courses required by INF major  
1123 History  3
2503 Economics  3
3503 Principle of Management ( to sub for BI 3123) 3
4213 Bible 3

 

Entrepreneurship (ENT) Hours
2503 An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business 3

 

Computing & Informatics (SCI) Hours
395V Internship in Computing & Informatics  
4613 Senior Project 3

 

Computer Science (CS) Hours
1213 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
1233 Object-Oriented System Design & Programming 3
2243 Database Management Systems 3

 

Informatics (INF) Hours
2213 Principles of Informatics 3
2223 Information Structures 3
3123 Information Ethics & Policy 3
3133 Research Methods in Informatics 3
3233 Data Mining & Analysis 3
4223 HCI Evaluation Methods 3

 

Information Security (IS) Hours
2313 Fundamentals of Information Security 3

 

Information Technology (IT) Hours
1123 Future of Computing  3
1213 Graphic Design Studio 3
2043 Information Systems Applications 3
2223 Web Application Development I 3
2233 User Interface Design 3
3313 Network Principles 3
3413 System Analysis & Design 3
3423 Project Management 3

 

Information Technology Management (ITM) Hours
4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3
4013 Telecommunications Network Management 3
4023 Data & Knowledge Management 3

 

Management (MG) Hours
3023 Management Science 3

 

Marketing (MK) Hours
3503 Principles of Marketing 3
3573 Consumer Behavior 3

 

Mathematics (MA) Hours
1113 College Algebra 3
2053 Survey of Calculus 3
2183 Elementary Statistics 3

 


Concentration Areas- 9 hours

Bioinformatics Hours
BY 1133 Principles of Biology: Cell & Genetics 3
BY 2113 Cell Biology 3
BY 3113 Genetics 3

 

Business Informatics Hours
  Selec 3 of the following:  
AC 3553 Accounting Information Systems 3
BA 3503 Enterprise Systems & Analysis 3
MK 4563 Marketing Research 3
MK 3403 Internet Marketing 3

 

Environmental Management Informatics Hours
ESS 4123 Principles of Sustainability 3
ESS 4213 Environmental Law & Policy 3
ESS 4223 Fundamentals of Environment Management & Technology 3

 

Health Care Informatics Hours
INF 4003 Decision Support Systems 3
INF 4013 Information Systems Management 3
INF 4103 Intro to Health Care Informatics 3

 

Information Technology Entrepreneurship Hours
ENT 3503 The Entrepreneurial Enterprise 3
MK 3553 Promotional Strategy 3
ENT 4453 Managing the Entrepreneur Enterprise 3

 

Information Technology Management Hours
ITM 4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3
  or  
INF 3123 Information Ethics & Policy 3
ITM 4013 Telecommunication Network Management 3
ITM 4023 Data & Knowledge Management 3

 

Sustainability Performance Informatics Hours
ESS 2013 Introduction to Sustainabile Energy Sources 3
ESS 4123 Principles of Sustainability 3
ESS 4223 Fundamentals of Environment Management & Technology 3

 

Web Application Development Hours
IT 3223 Web Application Development II 3
IT 3233 Web Server Technologies 3
MK 3403 Internet Marketing 3