Informatics is a highly current and relevant discipline that prepares students for jobs with a technology focus, grounded in democratic values, in a rapidly changing society. Students gain the skills and knowledge that will enable them to connect people and information by designing, building, using, and evaluating information systems, while also understanding the ethical issues and policy implications associated with technology in society.
The informatics major prepares students to enter into a particular professional context with a focused understanding of associated technologies:
- Cybersecurity informatics
- Nursing informatics
- Organizational informatics
The curriculum is organized in five “layers” that take students from foundational courses to an informatics core, a choice of professional contextual coursework as listed above, skill set clusters, informatics issues, and professional studies.
This major or minor also prepares students for graduate study in information management, informatics, library and information science, business management, nonprofit management, public policy, education, and many other related disciplines.
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