Artificial Intelligence

About the artificial intelligence major

The next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) is pervasive. AI reaches across platforms at enterprise scale, offering convenience, increasing productivity, and propelling innovation in fields from public safety to intuitive logistics. Whether it's a self-driving car, detecting credit card fraud, or allowing surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater control, AI is rapidly shaping our world. 

At IU Indianapolis, there are three different concentrations for this degree, including:

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Concentration: This Bachelor of Arts degree in AI is tailored for students focused on human and applied data science. This degree prepares you for jobs in fields such as user experience (UX) engineering, where AI technologies are integrated and evaluated for human interaction and compliance.

School of Science Concentration: The IU Indianapolis School of Science has a Bachelor of Science in AI with a concentration in data and computational science. This concentration focuses on theory and algorithms for learning, data analysis, optimization, and decision making.

School of Engineering and Technology Concentration: The Bachelor of Science in AI with a concentration in intelligent control and systems focuses on embedded systems, autonomous systems, optimization methods for systems and control, smart devices and systems, and system security. 

Skills and abilities this major develops: critical thinking, computing, problem-solving, technology, data analysis, and understanding human psychology.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Look for opportunities within your specific school and talk to your career coach to learn more. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Collaborative human-AI systems
  • Ethics in artificial intelligence
  • Introduction to artificial intelligence
  • Introduction to data science 
  • Multidimensional mathematics
  • Recent trends in artificial intelligence

Possible careers

  • AI bots designer/developer  
  • AI UX researcher (B.A.)
  • Big data engineer
  • Conversation designer/developer (B.A.)
  • Machine learning engineer 
  • Robotics engineer 
  • Software engineer

Where could I work?

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Boeing
  • ChatBot
  • Ford
  • IBM
  • Microsoft 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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