Your freshman and sophomore course work will include major-specific courses, general requirements, and electives you choose.
Below is an example of a B.S. in Informatics student’s potential course schedule the first two years. In planning your schedule, we recommend consulting our academic advisors. They really know their stuff—they can even help you find that magic combination of classes that help you meet your core requirements, finish your cognate, and add a minor or second major without tacking an extra semester to your studies.
(Note: this suggested curriculum is for students starting at IU Fall 2010 or after.)
- INFO I101 Informatics (4 cr.)
- ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
- MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
- Social Sciences (3 cr.)
- INFO I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
- INFO I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
- Natural Sciences (3 cr.)
- Arts and Humanities (3 cr.)
- General Education courses (3-6 cr.)
- INFO I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)*
- Social Science (3 cr.)
- Natural Sciences (2-5 cr.)
- INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)*
- INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction Design and Programming (3 cr.)
- Ethics course (3 cr.)
- Statistics (3 cr.)
You may want to take beginning-level courses in a number of different cognate areas before deciding on a cognate. The beginning-level courses generally count as Social Science courses or Arts and Humanities courses.