Minor in Informatics

The growth of information technology in virtually all disciplines and workplaces has created a need for many students to have more than a basic introduction to technology.

For that reason, the Informatics minor is available to students interested in applying technology in their primary fields of study. Students in any major (except Information Science or Informatics) may choose the minor. It permits them to strengthen their abilities in any field, whether it is in art, science, or business.

Students must take six courses (at least 18 credits) in such areas as information in the 21st century, computer programming, Web technologies, and databases and data.

Requirements

A minimum of 18 graduation credits including I INF 100; I INF 201; I INF 202; any one course from among I INF 108, I CSI 101, 105, 201; and any two courses from one of the following Informatics cognate minor options, as follows:

General: any two courses from among I CSI 203, 204, 205, 300, 410, I INF 203, 303 or 423, 304 or 424, 362, 403, 404, 470, 496. I IST 402, 433. This option is open to students with any major EXCEPT an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Information Science or the INF BS (i.e., the INF major).

Art:  any two courses from among A ART 244, 280 (or A ARH 283), 281 (or A ARH 268), 344, and 348. This option is only open to students with an Art major.

Communication: any two courses from among A COM 369, 375, 430Z, and 465. This option is only open to students with a Communication major.

Computer Science: any two courses between CSI 300 and CSI 479 or between INF 400 and 496, excluding INF 460 through 469. This option is only open to students with a Computer Science major.

Criminal Justice: I INF 306, R CRJ 393, R CRJ 399 (GIS only), R CRJ 418, R CRJ 592 (only available to BA/MA students), A GOG 496, B FOR 201, or B FOR 202. Only B FOR 201 OR B FOR 202 may be taken. This option is only open to students with a Criminal Justice major. PENDING APPROVAL

Economics: any two courses from among A ECO 401, 427, 466, 480/580, A MAT 363, 369, A SOC 370, B ITM 322, 330. This option is only open to students with an Economics major.

Geography: any two courses from among A GOG 406, 414, 484 and 485. This option is only open to students with a Geography major.

Journalism: any two courses from among A JRL 330, A JRL 363, A JRL 420, A DOC 442 (or A WSS 442), A JRL 460Z, A JRL 487Z. This option is only open to students with a Journalism major.

Physics: A PHY 451 (or I CSI 451 or I INF 451) and either 353 or 415. This option is only open to students with a Physics major.

Sociology: any two courses from among A SOC 270, A SOC 370, and selected sections of A SOC 420W/420Z, A SOC 475W/475Z, A SOC 481W/481Z as determined by department. This option is only open to students with a Sociology major.

Women's Studies: A WSS 342X and 442 (or A DOC 442). This option is only open to students with a Women’s Studies major.

Courses

For complete course information, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Specific Requirements

For a complete list of B.S. requirements, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Advising

You should consult your major advisor for overall advising, but if you have questions about the Informatics minor, please contact the department for assistance.