Bachelor of Science in Informatics Online
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.
The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Informatics prepares you for work in technology start-ups, health information systems, human-computer interaction, sustainability, technology research and other career areas.
To graduate with the B.S. in Informatics, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours. 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.
Students are required to choose one of the following tracks:
Coursework will provide instruction in several areas of business and business management, including accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, human resource management, financial management, and supply chain management.
Health Information Management track
Coursework will provide instruction in several areas of health information management, including ethics, communication, confidentiality, and data analysis. Students will learn to follow the standards of a professional healthcare environment and to effectively and accurately analyze healthcare information.
Legal Informatics track
Students will study several skill areas necessary in legal informatics, including specialized technology, handling evidence, information governance, security, privacy, and protection of intellectual property. Students will assist with presenting a legal case in court.
Enterprise Resource Planning track
Gain in-depth knowledge of how to effectively manage an organization's resources using various software tools and systems. The curriculum covers topics such as problem solving and programming, data representation and organization, and management of information tech.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between technology and sustainability. Coursework covers foundations of sustainability, environmental science, and cultural and economic sustainability. Students will take part in a sustainability internship/practicum.
For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.