If you love your major but want to know more about how to apply data, information and technology to solve problems in your chosen field, then the Informatics minor might be for you. The Informatics minor includes required components in data, design, policy and ethics, and code.
Informatics minor requirements (effective spring 2019)
- Required courses (25 credits)
- INFO 200 Intellectual Foundations of Informatics (5 credits)
- INFO 201 Technical Foundations (5 credits)
- 300- or 400-level INFO courses (15 credits)
- A minimum of 3 credits must cover ethics, policy, and/or equity dimensions of information technology; students may choose from the following list of approved courses for this requirement.
- A minimum grade of 2.0 must be earned in each class being used to fulfill the minor requirements.
- We will no longer allow courses from outside Informatics to substitute for minor requirements, with the exception of the requirement in ethics, policy, and/or equity.
Declare the minor
The Informatics minor is open (not competitive or capacity-constrained). In order to declare the Informatics minor, students need to have declared a major, earned a minimum of 45 college credits, and should contact their major advisor to submit the appropriate form.
Because the minor is open but our classes have capacity limits, it can be quite difficult to find seats. We encourage students to enroll in courses that have open space rather than waiting for preferred courses, which are in high demand. If you are not able to enroll in enough courses to meet the minor requirements, you may need to drop the minor in order to graduate within your intended timeline.
Please refer to the following web pages for more information on INFO course registration and planning:
Any questions about the Informatics minor can be directed to INFOminors@uw.edu.
Currently, our advising staff does not have the capacity to provide academic advising appointments to students who have declared or intend to declare the Informatics minor. Students should work with their major advisor to create an academic plan for completing the minor.