Informatics Advising

Please schedule an appointment to see an Informatics advisor below:

Informatics General Advisor

Gina Cornacchia - Program Coordinator

     Available for Open Advising in 311 West Hall

     Monday 1:00 - 3:00pm

     Tuesday 10:00am - Noon

     Thursday  1:00 - 3:00pm

     Friday 10:00am - Noon

Informatics Faculty Advisors

Computational Informatics
Dr. Mary Lou Dorf - Lecturer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Data Mining and Information Analysis

Dr. Kerby Shedden - Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Life Science Informatics

Dr. Kerby Shedden - Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Social Computing

Dr. Charles Severance - Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information

Informatics Program Guide

The Informatics Program Guide is a resource for both current and prospective concentrators.  It provides information on a wide variety of subject matters pertaining to the Informatics concentration an provides answers for many advising questions.

Permissions / Overrides for LSA and Engineering Courses

All courses associated with Informatics are housed in participating departments. Requests for permission to enroll in LSA and Engineering courses should, therefore, be directed to the department in which the course is housed. Please visit individual department sites for instructions.

Permissions / Overrides for SI Courses

Several graduate level courses in the School of Information are available to undergraduates, but you must ask for permission to enroll. To request permission, please email the course instructor with your request, and include the following:

  • Number and title of the course
  • Your class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior)
  • Your status as an Informatics major
  • Requirement that will be fulfilled by taking the course (e.g. Informatics elective)
  • Personal and/or academic interest in the content of the course
  • Number and title of courses that you have taken that may be considered relevant preparation (e.g. SI 182, SI/SOC 110, SI 301, EECS 282, PSYCH 280, etc...)
Exceptions to Concentration Electives

Qualification as an exception to the list of approved concentration electives depends upon your ability to identify connections between and articulate the relevance of a course to the concentration in Informatics. If you would like to pursue elective credit for a course that does not appear on the list approved concentration electives, please contact your track advisor with (a) a brief case for consideration, (b) a copy of the course description, and (c) a course syllabus.

General LSA Advising

For assistance with general education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, please contact LSA Academic Advising.

For advising tips and other information, please visit Advise Me Weekly, the weekly LSA Advising newsletter.