May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Informatics BS

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In many ways, technology can be considered the backbone of most organizations. The Informatics program is structured to prepare graduates who will recognize the technology needs and opportunities in varied domains, and design suitable software, computer system and information technology solutions. The program is an applied area of computing. An Informatics student is required to declare a minor in another field, such as one of the sciences, behavioral science, or business.  

Informatics will provide education, resources, an environment and support for students to develop strong computing skills that will be used effectvely to help improve the work and lives of others. Students and faculty will grow together to reach their God-given potential for service to society and the church.

A degree in Informatics prepares students for employment in developing and maintaining software applications and for graduate studies in applied computing such as software engineering.

Total Credits - 120

Electives - 18

Cognates - 10

Applied Area/Minor - 18

Possible minors include but are not limited to

  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Work

Additional Requirements

No grade lower than C- may be counted toward major or cognate requirements.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Informatics BS program will be able to:

  • Design and implement innovative computing solutions to real world problems, using current tools and methods for creating software.
  • Analyze computing problems that can be solved using software, and select appropriate approaches, tools and methods to implement a software solution.
  • Apply computing methods, processes, concepts and theory in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, and related fields in the design and creation of software.
  • Consider the concerns and impact of software and computing innovations on individuals and society, and experience spiritual growth that informs social and professional interactions.

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