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Informatics - Unique Program

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Our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Informatics focuses on studying computer systems from a user-centered perspective.  In the informatics field, computation is used as a universal tool to solve problems, to communicate, and to express ideas. Informatics is not equivalent to general Computer Science (CS) but concentrates instead on the upper layers of the CS discipline and moves away from a focus on computers alone to a focus on computing in specialization contexts. Students working towards a BAS degree in Informatics will learn the core ideas of Informatics in a discipline-independent form, then in the context of specific focus areas including system administration, software development, information management, and educational technology.


Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Goal 1:  Identify and approach problems computationally

a. Explain fundamental aspects and concepts of the informatics discipline, and be able to apply that knowledge to the identified problem.

b. Select and use relevant analytic and modelling methods

c. Formulate problems and describe problem solutions in a chosen specialization

d. Design and conduct appropriate practical investigation, to interpret data and draw conclusions

Goal 2: Use and design computer-based systems

a. Have in-depth knowledge of, and ability to apply and evaluate computer-based systems

b. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

c. Select and use of appropriate process models and/or programming environments

d. Apply knowledge and design hardware and/or software to meet requirements

Goal 3: Prepare for continued professional development.

a. Work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions to computational problems

b. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

c. Think critically and creatively, both independently and with others

d. Be aware of project management and business practices

Assessment Activities: 

The program is currently identifying specific assessments for each of the courses/outcomes below.

Required Courses

Identify and approach problems computationally 

Use and design computer-based systems

Prepare for continued professional development

INFV 310




INFV 320

a, c

a, b, c, d

a, b, c, d


b, d





a, d


INFV 498

a, b, c, d

a, b, c, d

a, b, c, d


Updated date: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:03