The term Informatics is broadly used to describe the study and practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information. It uses computation as a universal tool to solve problems in other fields, to communicate, and to express ideas. Informatics is not equivalent to general Computer Science (CS) but concentrates instead on the upper layers of the CS discipline and moves away from a focus on computers alone to a focus on computing in context. Informatics students develop a strong base of theoretical and practical interdisciplinary experiences.
Students working towards a BAS degree in Informatics will learn the core ideas of Informatics 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 approximately 60 units from a regionally accredited institution. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program advisor. Contact email@example.com or 520.621.0898 for a referral.