What is Informatics?
Informatics is the study, design, and development of information technology for the good of people, organizations, and society. As an Informatics student at the UW iSchool, you'll drive innovation as you explore the intersection of technology and human values. Your passion for analyzing and solving problems is reflected in the creativity you bring to the design and creation of information systems, user interfaces, mobile technologies and social media. Learn more about Informatics.
Why the iSchool?
You'll find the Informatics major is less about narrowing options than expanding possibilities in your career and in your life. Informatics draws upon areas such as computer science, information science, sociology, psychology, design and information management. As a result, graduates are well-rounded information and technology professionals with the ability to apply their knowledge to positively impact organizations, their communities and society.
- Degree options: Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, or design your own course of study.
- Curriculum: Learn what’s involved in earning your degree.
- Informatics careers: Your Informatics degree will open doors to careers such as business/system analyst, UX designer, usability engineer and more. See some facts and figures on our alumni.
Want to major in Informatics?
- Informatics program brochure
- View an infographic showing employment statistics, salary ranges and locations of our recent graduates.
- Learn about prerequisites
- Find out how to apply
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