The Department of Informatics fosters a broad and interdisciplinary view of informatics, and uses this view to serve our constituencies in teaching, research, and civic engagement. In teaching, we strive to prepare our students to become life-long learners as well as highly skilled professionals with strong technical and analytical skills that can be applied to other disciplines, such as arts & humanities, business, health sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Through research, the faculty endeavors to generate new knowledge and stay current in a constantly changing social and psychological dimension of information technology. The faculty introduces research results in the classroom and laboratory, and fosters the development of undergraduate research techniques thus promoting these necessary skills in our students.
In civic engagement, we thematically link community-based research, collaborative projects, service-learning, mentored internships, reflective experiential learning and study abroad opportunities for helping our students advance on this essential learning goal.
University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements
Like all Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast, the BS in Informatics requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.
Department of Informatics Residency Requirement
The Department of Informatics enforces the University Residency Requirement (stated above) with no additions.
General Education Core
All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must complete courses to satisfy each category listed below. For a list of courses that satisfy these requirements, see the General Education Core page.
- Information Literacy (1 credit)
- Written Communications I (3 credits)
- Written Communications II (3 credits)
- Oral Communications (3 credits)
- Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
- Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
- Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
- Arts/Humanities (3 credits)
- Social Science (3 credits)
- General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)
Please note that several courses required for the Informatics Major and/or Cognate may “double dip” with the general education core courses.
Specific Informatics Major Requirements
- Technical Writing - one course (ENG-W234), can count as GE Written Communications II
- International Dimension - choose one of the following options
- Option # 1: Two courses from the IUS Informatics International Dimension List
- Option # 2: Three semesters in the same Foeign Language
- Option # 3: Pre-approved International Experience
- Information Technology Fluency
- Basic Tools of Informatics - two courses (INFO-I110 & INFO-I111)
- One of the following options:
- Option # 1: CSCI-N341 & CSCI-N342
- Option # 2: INFO-I330 & INFO-I427
- Informatics Core - 9 courses
- Intro. to Informatics (INFO-I101)
- Social Informatics (INFO-I202)
- Information Infrastructure I (INFO-I210)
- Information Infrastructure II (INFO-I211)
- Math Foundations of Informatics (INFO-I201)
- Career Development for Informatics (INFO-Y395)
- Information Representation (INFO-I308)
- Human Computer Interaction (INFO-I300)
- Applications of Data Mining (INFO-I421)
- Informatics Electives - select 2 courses from the following:
- Organizational Informatics (INFO-I303)
- Distributed Systems & Collaborative Computing (INFO-I320)
- Interaction Design Practice (INFO-I441)
- Informatics Capstone - choose one of the following options:
- Option # 1: Design/Dev. of Info. Sys. (INFO-I494 & INFO-I495)
- Option # 2: Project Internship (INFO-I491) Capstone project internships must be approved in writing before any work on the internship begins. Students are required to complete 6 credit hours (360 hours of work) to fulfill requirement.
- Cognate Requirement: students must select one cognate area and complete all required courses for that cognate
- Biology Cognate Checksheet
- Business Cognate Checksheet
- Chemistry Cognate Checksheet
- Criminal Justice Cognate Checksheet
- Computer Networking Cognate Checksheet
- Digital Media Cognate Checksheet
- Geosciences Cognate Checksheet
- Health Science Cognate Checksheet
- Journalism Cognate Checksheet
- Pre-M.B.A. Cognate Checksheet
- Psychology Cognate Checksheet
- Sociology Cognate Checksheet