Sample Curriculum

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.

Freshman Year

(Note: this suggested curriculum is for students starting at IU Fall 2010 or after.)

Fall Semester

  • INFO I101 Informatics (4 cr.)
  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  • MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Social Sciences (3 cr.)

Spring Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

*If you plan on pursuing a cognate area in computer science, you will need to register for CSCI C211 in place of INFO I210, and CSCI C212 in place of INFO I211.

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.