The Bachelor of Science with a major in informatics requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 55-60 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. A cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 is required for graduation. Students also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core.

The program combines foundational informatics coursework with coursework in a cognate area. The major offers the cognate areas of bioinformatics, medical informatics, and individualized cognates. Required credit for the major depends on a student's choice of cognate area.

Coursework for the major includes the informatics core, two electives, a statistics course, and a set of courses in the chosen cognate area. Work for the major may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students are expected to have taken MATH:1005 College Algebra or the equivalent.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in informatics, visit the UI General Catalog.

Degree Requirements
Title Hours
Informatics Core Courses 19
Informatics Electives 6
Statistics Course 3-4
Cognate Courses (see below) 27-31
Total Hours 55-60
Prereq structure of core Informatics BA & BS courses


Cognate Courses

Students must complete all requirements listed under one of the cognate areas below: bioinformatics, medical informatics, or an individualized cognate. Available courses and additional requirements can be found in the UI General Catalog.

Early Admission to the Graduate College

Undergraduate informatics students who have 6 s.h. or less to earn toward graduation may apply for early admission to the Graduate College. Early admission allows students in their final undergraduate semester to take courses for graduate credit in addition to the courses they need to complete their bachelor's degrees.