Bachelor of Science (BS) in Informatics
Would you like to learn more about the way information technology affects the business world? Or are you interested in studying new uses for IT in business as well as how people and technology interact with one another in order to solve specific business-related issues? Are you interested in programming and database management? The online Informatics program will further your understanding of the most relevant topics in this field while preparing you to compete in the business arena. (An on-campus option may also be available; contact a student advisor for details.)
The Bachelor of Science in Informatics program provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue careers as information technology professionals or for those who desire a more concrete understanding of the integral ways in which technology impacts the business environment globally. Graduates are well prepared for entry-level positions in specialized areas such as systems analysts, business applications programming, business database design, decision support systems, and networking technologies. They are also well prepared to advance from those positions.
The U.S. Department of Education requires the University to provide the following information about each of our programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized profession.
47.06% of students who completed the program during the most recent federal award year did so within normal time.1
- Computer and Information Systems Managers, 11-3021.00
- Computer Systems Analysts, 15-1051.00
- Information Security Analysts, 15-1122.00
- Software Developers-Applications, 15-1132.00
- Software Developers-Systems Software, 15-1133.00
- Computer Network Architects, 15-1143.00
Includes cost per credit, application fee, and fees for resources (books/eMaterials) for students completing the program in normal time.
MEDIAN GRADUATE DEBT4
- Federal: $28,471
- Private: $0
- Institutional: $0
1The on-time completion rate identifies the percentage of students completing this program during the most recent federal award year who completed it within "normal time." The term "normal time" means the length of time it would take a student to complete this program if the student is continuously enrolled, takes one course at a time, and successfully completes each attempted course. Students enrolled in this degree program are typically nontraditional students. Students may exceed "normal time" for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, internships, practicums, clinical rotations, student teaching or administrator experiences required for licensure. Normal time to complete the program is 63 months.
2Graduates of this program will be educationally qualified to enter the occupations listed. Visit onetonline.org for job descriptions.
3The range provided represents the sum of tuition and typical fees required to complete the program within normal time, based on the University's 2012/2013 tuition levels. The actual costs that will be incurred by a particular student to complete this program will depend upon factors specific to that student. Tuition rates for this program may vary due to factors such as: (i) geographic location of the student; (ii) modality of coursework; (iii) military service; and (iv) future changes in tuition rates. The number of credits required for a particular student to complete the program will be dependent upon various factors, including: (i) transfer credits available; (ii) repeated coursework; and (iii) completion of additional specializations within this program. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
4Because fewer than ten (10) students completed this program during the most recent federal award year, the Department of Education does not permit the University to disclose the median graduate debt incurred by students.
- Analyze the role of the IT professional in a changing business environment.
- Identify information technology challenges faced by decision makers in an industry undergoing change.
- Evaluate the role that information technology undertakes to compensate changes in global demand.
- Assess the value of information technology when addressing global, national, and local industry needs.
- Examine the impact of IT policies on an organization’s infrastructure.
- Examine the financial impact of IT policies on the organization’s bottom line.
- Illustrate the growing role IT professionals have on an organization’s decision structure.
- Lead projects to implement IT tools and services that satisfy the needs of various organizational structures.
- Conduct hands-on development and maintenance on computer programs using various programming languages.
- Explain strategic IT initiatives used to obtain a competitive advantage in a global economy.
Undergraduate Elective Courses – 18 credits
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 33 credits
IT 307 Java Programming*
IT 422 Database Systems*
IT 445 IT Security and Information Assurance*
IT 431 Advanced Networking Concepts*
IT 450 Evaluation, Selection, and Implementation of Application Software
FOUR UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE COURSES:
IT 407 Advanced Java Programming*
IT 423 Software Engineering Methodologies*
IT 515 Mobile Application Design* MGT 337 Supervision and Leadership
IT 519 Emerging and Disruptive Technologies*
CAP 485 Integrated Capstone*
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 126
*Indicates courses requiring a prerequisite.