The Bachelor of Science in Informatics (BSI) program provides a robust theoretical foundation in core IT fields and extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. At the same time, students develop the project management, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile IT professional.
- View the online course catalog for the BSI
The BSI is a well-balanced program that is designed to capture the diversity and breadth of Informatics today.
Strengths of the Informatics Program
Students in the BSI program benefit from:
- A choice to specialize in one of five different areas of Informatics: Technology studies: Computer Networks and Security, Information Systems, Application & Game Development, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.
- Wide selection of electives such as Computer Graphics, Game Design and Game Development Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Computer Architectures.
- Opportunity to earn internationally recognized professional certifications from companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems in areas such as database administration, networking and project management.
- A flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
- Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
Students complete a total of 40 courses including a Capstone Project (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 and 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester.
For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the BSI.
Areas of Concentration
In addition to the core IT courses, BSI students can focus on one of five concentrations or do the degree without specialization:
- Computer Networks and Security
- Information Systems
- Application & Game Development
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Informatics [without specialization]
BSI Recommended Minors
In addition to the courses taken for the major in Informatics students can select courses to earn a minor in one of several fields, as well as courses that will let them earn professional vendor-specific certifications as an IT professional, software [or applications] developer, network specialist and project manager.
- Minor in Networking
- Minor in Information Technology
- Minor in Project Management
- Minor in Entrepreneurship
Please consult the catalog for information on minors in other degree programs.
Certifications for BSI Students
Coursework in the BSI helps students prepare for leading industry certifications such as the following:
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT infrastructure Track
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Track
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Developer Track
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)