Welcome to Informatics
Think Facebook, automobile navigation systems, clinical trials, online marketing, internet searches, medical imaging, risk assessment, disaster preparedness and response, financial market analysis, DNA analysis, artificial intelligence, internet security, online community organizing, smartphone applications, digital archives, medical records storage and retrieval, political polling, supply chain management, real-time weather maps, etc. The applications made possible by coupling information with computing technology seem endless.
Informatics provides solid grounding in computer programming, mathematics, and statistics, combined with study of the ethical and social science aspects of complex information systems. Informatics majors learn to critically analyze various approaches to processing information and develop skills to design, implement, and evaluate the next generation of information technology tools.