Bachelor of Science in Informatics
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
About the Program
The BSI is a well-balanced program that is designed to capture the diversity and breadth of Informatics today.
Strengths of the Informatics Program
As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from an exceptional set of program features:
- You’ll be taught by a team of impassioned technologists, scientists and expert practitioners.
- Along with the IT competencies you acquire, you’ll also enhance your soft skills such as written and oral communications, project management and critical reasoning
- With faculty mentoring, small-sized classes and hand-on learning in labs, you receive personal attention to your needs and the opportunities to develop your talents and strengths.
- Solid ties to the local IT market and international certifications from vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft, the BSI will equip you with the skills that companies are looking for today.
Majors, Minors & Degree Requirements
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
The BSI combines a robust foundation in the core areas of Informatics with the option to specialize in high-demand fields of Information Technology. The following majors are available:
- BSI in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
- BSI in Networks and Cybersecurity
- BSI in Application and Game Development
- BSI in UX (User Experience) Design
In addition, the BSI can be pursued without a major field of 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 Computer Networks
- Minor in Informatics
- Minor in Information System
- Minor In Application and Game Development
- Minor in Computer Science
- Minor in Computer Engineering
- Minor in Information Technology Management
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)