Computer Information Systems (CIS)

B.S. in Informatics (INFO)


  1. A minimum of 122 credit hours are required to complete the degree requirements
  2. Students must also complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (please see department for specific CIS requirements)

General Education Requirements (39-49 cr.)

The general education requirements for Bachelor of Science in Informatics will parallel those for a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, in addition to the general requirements for this baccalaureate degree, candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics must complete the following group requirements.

Group V—Major (55-58 cr.)

The major requirements are organized into three categories:
Informatics Core (34 cr.) Informatics Electives (6 cr.) Cognate Area (15-18 cr.)

Informatics Core (34 credit hours)
Required (22 cr.)

  • 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 308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
  • Select two of the following (6 cr.)
    • INFO-I 300 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
    • INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
    • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.)
    • INFO-I 320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following three capstone options (6 cr.)
    • INFO-I 494 and INFO-I 495 Design and Development of an Information System I/II (3 - 3 cr.)
    • INFO-I 492 and INFO-I 493 Thesis/Senior Project (3 - 3 cr.)
    • INFO 1420 Internship in Informatics (1 cr. may be repeated up to 6 cr.)

Total (34 cr.)

Informatics Electives (6 credit hours, 300 level or higher)

Please see the CIS Department for a list of acceptable courses. 

Total (6 cr.)

Cognate Area (15-18 credit hours)—Select one Cognate Area

Please see the individual departments for specific information on the Cognate Area.

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