Informatics

Bachelor of Science Degree in Informatics

Degree Requirements

The degree includes 120 hours of total course work including the following:

General Requirements

Indiana University Kokomo General Education Requirements

Suggested General Education Courses for Informatics Majors (See your Academic Advisor for qualifying courses).

  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 132 Elementary Composition II (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
  • Various courses in Humanities and Arts (6 cr.)
  • Various courses in Physical and Life Sciences (8 cr.)
  • INFO-I 356 Globalization: Where We Fit In (3 cr.)
  • Various courses in Ethics and Civic Engagement (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
  • Various courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences electives (6 cr.)

Major Requirements

Informatics Courses (40 credit hours)

  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 213 Website Design and Development (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 300 Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 356 Globalization: Where We Fit In (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 450 Systems Design and Development (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 451 Systems Development (3 cr.)

SSCI-S 105 Freshman Learning Community (1 cr.)

Cognate Areas (15-18 credit hours) (Refer to the IUK Bulletin for course prerequisites)

Select one of the following:

Biology

Required Courses:

  • BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 364 Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211/213 Molecular Biology Lecture and Lab (5 cr.)

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours from the following courses:

  • BIOL-L 321 Principles of Immunology (3 cr.)
  • MICR-M 310 Microbiology (3 cr.)
  • MICR-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 367 Cell Physiology (3 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 473 Ecology (3 cr.)
Business

Required Courses:

  • ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics (3 cr.)
    or
    ECON-E 300 Survey of Economics (3 cr.)
    or
    Both ECON-E 201 Introduction of Microeconomics and ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (6 cr.)
  • BUS-W 100 Business Administration: Introduction (3 cr.)
  • Select two of the following courses:
    • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
    • BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
      or
      BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
  • Select two of the following courses:
    • BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment (3 cr.)
    • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
      or
      BUS-S 302 Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
Chemistry

Required Courses:

  • CHEM-C 105/CHEM-C 125 Principles of Chemistry I (5 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 106/CHEM-C 126 Principles of Chemistry II (5 cr.) 
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I: Lecture (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II: Lecture (3 cr.)

Select two of the following courses:

  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chenmistry I Lab (2 cr)
  • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
Cognitive Science

Required Courses:

  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • PHIL-P 360 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 304 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 335 Phenomenology and Existentialism (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 352 Logic and Philosophy (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • PSY-P 259 Introduction to Psychological Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P355 Experimental Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
  • Any philosophy course not selected from section listed above (3 cr.)
Computer Science

Required Courses: Select four of the following courses:

  • CSCI-C 297 Special Topics (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures (4 cr.) 
  • CSCI-C 438 Computer Networks (4 cr.) 
  • CSCI-C 400 Client-Server Programming for the Web (4 cr.) 
  • CSCI-C 455 Analysis of Algorithms (3-4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 436 Introduction to Operating Systems (4 cr.)
Environmental and Earth Sciences

Select one of the following courses:

  • GEOL-G 100 General Geology (5 cr.)
  • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 133 Geology of the United States (5 cr.)

Required Course:

  • GEOG-G 250 Computing in the Geospatial Sciences (3 cr.) 

Select three or more of the following courses to complete the 15 credit hour minimum requirement:

  • BIOL-L 473 Ecology (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-C 300 Energy and Green Chemistry - A Natural Science Perspective (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-C 390 Environmental Science (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-T 326 Geology of Mineral Resources (3 cr.) 
  • GEOL-G 300 Environmental Geology and Urban Geology (3 cr.) 
  • GEOL-T 312 Geology of Indiana (3 cr.)
  • GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 400 Energy: Sources and Needs (3 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 421 United States Geology: Field Experience (1-5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 310 Environmental Physics (3 cr.) 
Mathematics

Required Courses:

  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus III (4 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 313 Elementary Differential Equations with Applications (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 347 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 360 Elements of Probability (3 cr.)
New Media

(Revised for fall 2017 entering class)

Required Courses:

  • NMAT-W 201 Introduction to New Media (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-D 216 Studio in Digital Media 1 (3 cr.)

Select three of the following courses:

  • NMAT-D 316 Sudio in Digital Media II (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-W 345 Programming for Artists (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-W 445 Advanced Web Design (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-G 411 New Media Theory (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-C 380 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
  • NMAT-W 305 Physical Computing (3 cr.)
Public Administration

Required Courses:

  • CJHS-J 101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 171 Introduction to Public Administration (3 cr.)

Select three of the following courses:

  • PAHM-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)

Consult with an advisor for other PAHM courses.

Sociology

Required Courses:

  • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
    or
    SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 252 Methods of Sociological Research (3 cr.)
  • MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
  • Three additional sociology electives at the 300 to 400-level (9 cr.)

Select additional electives to total a minimum of 120 credit hours.