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Informatics

Bachelor of Applied Science

Learn to use computation as a universal tool to communicate, express ideas and solve problems in various fields, from system administration and software development to information management and digital design.

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Informatics is the study and practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information. While Informatics does concentrate on high-level computer science topics, it moves beyond the focus on computers alone to examine computing in context.

As a student working toward a Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Informatics, you’ll develop a strong base of theoretical and practical interdisciplinary experiences. You’ll also learn core Informatics concepts, first in a discipline-independent form, then in the context of specific focus areas, including system administration, software development, information management and digital design.

This degree is designed for students transferring coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, you must submit a resume and goal statement for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend discussing your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: University of Arizona South

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • INFV 401: Human Computer Interactions – A beginning level exploration of human-computer design, interaction and interfaces. This includes an introduction to the theory of human-computer interaction (HCI) and the principles of effective visual design through user experiences.
  • INFV 403: Principles of Web Design – Explore the core concepts of web design using multimedia, visual, communication and interaction principles. The course introduces web authoring, design solutions and emerging technologies.
  • INFV 320: Computational Thinking & Doing – An overview of programming basics and techniques used by computing professionals in a variety of application areas. Topics include computation, algorithms, programming languages and complexity.
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Learn where humans, data and technology intersect in the interdisciplinary Informatics program, which prepares you for careers in the fastest growing fields in tech.

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