Emergency Operations Center

Bachelor of Science

Informatics

Content

Applied Learning

Research Courses and Applied Learning

Research Methods for Informatics or Introduction to Social Research
Elementary Statistics or Statistics for Sociologists
Practical, real-world experience that complements your concentration

Program of Study

Core Courses

Information in the 21st Century
Emerging Trends in Information and Technology
Senior Seminar in Informatics
Any level 100 – 299 math course except Elementary Statistics
 

Practical Applications Courses

Programming for Problem Solving or Computing and Information or Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Web Technologies
Introduction to Data and Databases
Introduction to Networks and Systems
Digital Project Management
 

Concentration Courses

See undergraduate bulletin for details.

 
Careers and Concentrations
INTERACTIVE USER EXPERIENCE

Take courses such as Human-Computer Interactive Design, Intermediate Interactive Design, Digital Design, Web Programming, Intro to Documentary Photography.

Job titles: Web Application Developer, Digital Designer, User Experience Analyst, Information Architect

CYBERSECURITY

Courses may include Cybersecurity Basics, Information Security and Assurance, Human Aspects of Cybersecurity, Cyber Threats and Intelligence, Cryptography.

Job titles: Computer Security Specialist, Risk Manager, Data Security Administrator, Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Choose courses like Introduction to Data Analytics: Seeking Information in Data with Computation, Current Topics in Social Media, Nonfiction Media Storytelling, Sociology of Culture, Mass Media.

Job titles: Online Community Manager, Social Media Strategist, Content Manager, Web Analytics Specialist

DATA ANALYTICS

Select from courses such as Introduction to Data Analytics: Seeking Information in Data with Computation, Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics, Modern Issues in Databases, Information Storage and Retrieval, Machine Learning.

Job titles:  Information Systems Manager, Database Analyst, Data Mining Specialist, Data Visualization Specialist, Data Processing Manager

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Course options include Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, Software Engineering, Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity, Object-Oriented Programming Principles and Practice.

Job titles: Application Developer, Software Architect, Quality Assurance Engineer, Systems Programmer,  Software Design Analyst

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Required courses are Human-Computer Interactive Design, Intermediate Networking, Information Security and Assurance, Programming for Informatics.

Job titles: IT Project Manager, Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk Analyst, IT Escalation Engineer

ONLINE OPTION: If you choose this concentration, you have the option to earn your informatics degree entirely online. For more information contact Michael Baumgardner at mbaumgardner@albany.edu.

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Applied Learning

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity provides an experiential learning component to all students. Through authentic simulations, work with real-world clients, and research in contemporary and highly relevant topics, students will further their classroom learning in an applied environment. The college partners with various offices, agencies and centers that help to provide research and training opportunities for students, academics, and professionals.

As an informatics student, I gained skills I can apply in organizational settings and professional roles. Experiential learning opportunities, the relevance of the coursework, and faculty encouragement gave me confidence as I entered the workforce.

Audrey Kaplan '18

What Makes The University at Albany Great

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Living-Learning Communities

Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

Undergraduate Research

Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

Explore Minors

Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies