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Area Certificate in Informatics


Undergraduate students who would like to build a foundation in informatics without pursuing a degree in the area can earn a certificate in informatics.

A background knowledge in informatics is an asset in nearly every field, from music to business to science and more, and gaining in-depth knowledge of technology will make you more marketable when entering the workplace.

Our Certificate in Informatics teaches you how to apply technology to solve problems in any field.

You can earn the certificate by completing eight required courses, with a GPA of at least 2.000 in the following classes:

  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (minimum grade of C required in this course)
  • INFO-I 201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics OR INFO-I 222 The Information Society
  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II
  • INFO-I 300 Human-Computer Interaction Design and Programming (must be completed on the Indiana University Bloomington campus)
  • INFO-I 308 Information Representation (must be completed on the Indiana University Bloomington campus)

The additional required class is a three-hour course chosen from the list of informatics electives.