Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Joining the Informatics Major

Why join informatics?

Informatics can mean different things to different students. Its flexibility allows students with varying disciplinary and career goals to find their niche at various intersections of science, the arts, social science, business and computing.

Ways To learn more about Informatics

There are several ways to learn what informatics is all about. Interested students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of at least one of these opportunities before submitting an application.

  • Speak to a peer advisor
  • Visit the CICS advising Office
  • Attend an info session (these are typically held during the first week of each semester)
  • Attend the Fall Majors Fair
  • Take an informatics required class (INFO 101, CS 121, INFO 203 are all places to learn more about informatics)

Applying to the Informatics Major

Informatics is one of the majors on campus that requires an application; that means that interested students must submit an application in order to join the major. The application will ask for a short essay, an informal transcript that can be easily generated by Spire, and some basic information such as GPA. Interested students may apply at any time, and applications received by the following due dates are guaranteed for consideration that semester. Reapplications are welcome.

In addition to other considerations, the minimum requirements for acceptance* are:

  • A grade of C or better in INFO 150
  • A grade of C or better in CS 121
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

*students with special situations and those who anticipate fulfilling these minimum requirements within a reasonable timeframe (typically one semester) may be offered a contract which offers enrollment in the major contingent on meeting specific conditions.

Link to application form

Deadlines:

  • Applications received by Oct 25 will be considered for Spring semester admissions to the major
  • Applications received by March 15 will be considered for Fall semester admissions to the major