About The Major

Informatics goes beyond hardware and software, studying how the world uses technology to communicate, work, and engage. As an informatics student, you’ll learn how people and information systems connect, and then apply that knowledge to solve issues facing business, healthcare, science, the arts and more. You can design, implement and evaluate information technology tools that turn data into solutions, advance business, support healthcare and improve any number of industries. You will choose a specialization that supports you career interests, and curriculum integrates computing, social science, and information systems design.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: analytical and problem-solving skilling, specific computer skills (design, coding, etc.) creative thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information infrastructure
  • Organizational informatics
  • Project management
  • Applications of data mining
  • Applying web services in information systems

Possible Careers

  • Application/IT consultant
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Senior implementation consultant
  • User experience designer
  • Web developer


Where could I work?

  • Allied Solutions
  • Amazon
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Formstack
  • Kronos
  • MOBI Wireless Management

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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