Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Informatics Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of Computer Science  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803ipfw.edu/cs

The minor in Informatics compliments a major in such fields as Nursing, Biology, Business, Management, Government/Public Administration and Education.   This program is focused on the use of Information Technology (IT), such as SAP, in IT business management software, solutions, and applications for improving/enhancing the business process.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.


  • The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Declaring This Minor

General Requirements

Program Requirements: Credits 20

To earn a minor in Informatics, you must complete the following required courses with a grade of C or better in each course:

Informatics Core Courses: Credits 14

Advance In Informatics: Credits 3

Select one of the following courses:

Informatics Capstone Course: Credits 3

GPA Requirement

  • You must satisfy the IPFW and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Cumulative GPA requirement for graduation.

Academic Regulations

  • Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites.
  • At least 10 credits must be completed at IPFW or another Purdue Campus.
  • No credit toward graduation will be given for courses or sequences with overlapping content.

Student Responsibilities:

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

Total: Credits 20

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