Informatics Minor Requirements

The undergraduate minor in informatics requires a minimum of 16 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Note: Students majoring in computer science, data science, computer science and engineering, or business analytics and information systems may not earn a minor in informatics.

The minor in informatics requires the following coursework.

Both of these:

The informatics minor requires the following course work
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
CS:1110 Introduction to Computer Science 3 s.h.
CS:2110 Programming for Informatics 4 s.h.

Two of these:

The informatics minor requires one of the following course work
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
CS:2420 Databases for Informatics 3 s.h.
CS:2520 Human-Computer Interaction 3 s.h.
CS:2620 Networking and Security of Informatics 3 s.h.

One of these:

The informatics minor requires one of the following course work
Course Number & Name Semester Hours

PSY:2811 Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I

3 s.h.
STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference 3 s.h.
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4 s.h.
STAT:2010  Statistical Methods and Computing 3 s.h.
STAT:2020 Probabilty and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences 3 s.h.
STAT:3120 Probability and Statistics 4 s.h.
STAT:3510 Biostatistics 3 s.h.
STAT:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3 s.h.

Students may declare the informatics minor on MyUI, and they may request an audit for the minor through MyUI.

Article

Why a CS or Informatics minor? Landing a Job of the Future Takes a Two-Track Mind — from The Wall Street Journal (December 28, 2009)