Informatics Minor Requirements

The 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. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students earning a major in computer science or in business analytics and information systems (Tippie College of Business) may not earn the minor in informatics.

The informatics minor requires the following course work.

CS:1110 Introduction to Computer Science 3 s.h.
CS:2110 Programming for Informatics 4 s.h.

One of these:

CS:2420 Databases for Informatics 3 s.h.
MSCI:3200 Database Management 3 s.h.

One of these:

CS:2520 Human-Computer Interaction 3 s.h.
CS:2620 Networking and Security of Informatics 3 s.h.

One of these:

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.


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)