Integrative Informatics

Society needs leaders who can harness the power of information — and use it to solve pressing challenges. Our Integrative Informatics major prepares students to thrive in a world where mountains of data can shape nearly every aspect of life.

Informatics is transforming ways of knowing and doing — from location-aware apps to simulations of complex biological processes to real-time mapping that aids in crisis response.

Integrative Informatics students learn to look beyond the surface to become creative thinkers — change agents who:

  • Dig into underlying technologies to ask questions
  • Connect knowledge from different fields of study
  • Communicate creatively and confidently
  • Tap into the potential of information to improve communities, businesses, nonprofits, and more

How do we do this? By combining core courses in computer science, communication, and art. And by enabling students to focus in areas that align with their goals, including:

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Governance & Politics
  • Health & Society
  • Marketing & Enterprise
  • Media & Visual Production

We focus on helping students develop the technical expertise to analyze ever-growing streams of data. And – even more important — we empower students to translate that information into action.

Potential Career Paths

User experience designer

Digital artist

Digital librarian

Information architect

Multimedia specialist

Web developer

Technology analyst