About the informatics major

Informatics goes beyond hardware and software; it studies how the world uses technology to communicate, work, and engage. As an informatics student, you'll learn how people and information systems connect and then apply that knowledge to solve issues facing business, health care, science, the arts, and more.

You can design, implement, and evaluate information technology tools that turn data into solutions, advance business, support health care, and improve any number of industries. You'll choose a specialization that supports your career interests with a curriculum that integrates computing, social science, and information systems design.

Skills and abilities this major develops: analytical and problem-solving skills, specific computer skills (design, coding, etc.), creative thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.

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. 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

  • Applications of data mining
  • Applying web services in information systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information infrastructure
  • Organizational informatics
  • Project management

Possible careers

  • Application/IT consultant
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Senior implementation consultant
  • User experience designer
  • Web developer


Where could I work?

  • Allied Solutions
  • Amazon
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Formstack
  • Kronos
  • MOBI Wireless Management

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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