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Informatics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The major in Informatics, at The University of Iowa, provides students with the necessary training for employment in careers such as software development, user experience, and information management. It provides good preparation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.
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The Bachelor of Arts with a major in informatics requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 43-51 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. 

At The University of Iowa we offer a bachelor degree in Informatics. Students may declare a major in informatics when they are admitted to the University or afterward. All students begin the major as Bachelor of Arts students but may switch to the Bachelor of Science programs at any time.

The program combines foundational informatics course work with course work in a cognate area. The major offers the cognate areas of art, economics, geoinformatics, health informatics, human-computer interaction, linguistics, media, music, social informatics, and individualized cognates. Required credit for the major depends on a student's choice of cognate area.

Career Development

  • Informatics graduates work in a broad range of market sectors, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the program and the large number of available cognates. Some graduates pursue software development opportunities or careers as database and/or web administrators; others enter the IT job market as software support personnel or in a managerial role. Other graduates pursue careers in their cognate field, where their computing skills are at a premium. 
  • A recent job placement survey indicates that more than 90 percent of University of Iowa informatics graduates were placed or no longer seeking employment within six months of graduation.
  • The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming for Informatics
  • Databases for Informatics
  • Database Management
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Networking and Security for Informatics
  • Informatics Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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