Informatics provides an interdisciplinary approach to computing and the interaction of people, information and technology across organizations.
This area of study has grown from the need to understand how computing impacts all aspects of science, industry, government, and social interaction. Studying informatics gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their computing abilities, while benefiting from the breadth of a liberal arts and sciences education.
A major in business informatics gives students the technical knowledge and skills necessary for today’s competitive business environment. Students study the development, implementation, and management of business information systems and choose a specific area of concentration in:
- business administration
View a PDF version of the business informatics program requirements.
Employers look for information technology professionals with excellent skills in communication and problem solving in addition to computing skills such as the analysis and design of information systems, programming, web development, project management, and more.
Businesses look for employees who can understand existing business needs, adapt to developing technology needs and use leading-edge and emerging technologies to create business solutions. Informatics prepares students well for the demanding job market at both a regional and national level.
Career opportunities for business informatics majors include:
- database administrator
- project manager
- system administrator
- systems analyst/business analyst
- data communication analyst
- information technology manager
- information systems technician
- database specialist
- network administrator
- web developer
- new media developer
- technology entrepreneur
Other programs in informatics
The College also offers majors in
- health science informatics,
- web and mobile informatics,
- and a dual major in mathematics and web/mobile informatics,
- as well as a minor in informatics.
To learn more about the major in business informatics, please contact Mary Jean Blink.