Online Informatics

Online Informatics Degree

Interested in smart computing that goes beyond hardware and software? Are you a “big picture” kind of person? Have you considered earning a flexible, online degree in informatics? The collaborative online Bachelor of Science in Informatics (from Indiana’s – and the nation’s – first informatics school) would be a perfect fit for you! You can change lives and make an impact through technology.

In this program, you’ll build strong technical skills while also gaining an understanding of how we use technology to communicate, work, heal, play, and solve problems. This program focuses on the social impact of computing, how people and technology connect and work together. If you care about technology and other fields – like business, science, and art – informatics is your ticket to a customized computing education. Even if you’re not known as a computer whiz or if you’ve never even taken a computer class, it’s okay! We’ll show you the ropes starting on day one. And when you graduate? You’ll be geared up and ready for careers in one of the hottest, best paying, and most exciting fields out there!

Informatics encourages and facilitates the process of collecting, cultivating, and organizing information digitally so that it can be better utilized by businesses, organizations, and individuals. It teaches us how to put information technology to work in order to solve complex problems like privacy, security, health care, education, poverty, and challenges in our environment.

As a student in this program, you will study how people interact with information technology and how information technology shapes our relationships, our organizations, and our world.

How does the online program work?

The online B.S. in Informatics is jointly offered by six IU campuses: East, IUPUI, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast. You will be assigned to a “home” campus, or campus of enrollment, but you can take online classes from any of these campuses to increase your options and shorten your time to complete your degree. IU Kokomo will apply the credits you earn toward your B.S.

When you have successfully completed all degree requirements, you will receive a prestigious IU degree at your home campus.

Students in this degree program complete a core curriculum that builds an overall understanding of computers, computing environments, software development, and cognates (such as Bio Informatics, Business, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Health Informatics, Life Sciences, Mathematics, New Media, Physics, Psychology, Social Informatics, and Web Development). The degree prepares students to enter challenging computing careers in the workplace or to embark on postgraduate programs in Informatics.

This degree program is targeted to undergraduate students, including working adults, who wish to complete a high quality degree in Informatics.

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today. For the most recent and up-to-date information regarding this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin. 

Assessment information for this degree is available.

Not sure the online format works for you? We also offer an in-person, on-campus Bachelor of Science in Informatics.

Sound like you?

If changing the world through technology sounds like the perfect career path, don’t wait to get started. You can take the first step and apply today. If you have questions about if the online version of this program is the right program for you or how the B.S. in Informatics will help you further your goals, you can talk to our friendly staff. We’re happy to help and answer any questions.

Ready to begin your journey?