Informatics Creates Value in All Fields
No matter what your major is, informatics can make you more productive and valuable in your field. Informatics is a hybrid discipline that involves the intersection of people, information and technology. It has been defined as the “art, science and human dimensions of information technology.”
Informatics is the bridge between technology and another specific domain, ranging, for example, from the fine arts to economics to health care. Its applications are often hyphenated, such as “bio-informatics.” Besides applying technology to a specific field, informatics often includes a focus on social and behavioral aspects of information and technology. Informatics FAQ
The Informatics Department offers a faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major leading to a B.A. with a concentration in Information Science. This degree educates students for such careers as information technology specialist, records manager, Web developer, database administrator, and others. Some students enter graduate programs in library science, information science, business, and others. The combined B.A./M.S.I.S. and B.S./M.S.I.S. degrees provide unique opportunities for capable, highly motivated students to pursue any undergraduate major while also preparing for a career in the rapidly expanding information management fields.
As the home for the College of Computing and Information’s (CCI’s) interdisciplinary activities, the Department of Informatics draws upon faculty from its sister departments of Computer Science and Information Studies, as well as from other schools and departments throughout the University.
Informatics offers the Ph.D. in Information Science, an interdisciplinary program that encompasses research, teaching, and the application of research to practice. Graduates can look forward to excellent job opportunities, whether directly in the field of computing and information science, or by applying their expertise in information science to positions within the business, government, education or nonprofit sectors.
Great Career Possibilities
Graduates can look forward to excellent job opportunities, whether directly in the field of computing and information science, or by applying their expertise in information science to positions within the business, government, education or nonprofit sectors.