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Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester's enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all CLAS students prior to advance registration and are reset following advising appointments.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • The IU South Bend campuswide general-education curriculum (33-39 cr.)Courses required for the B.S. in Informatics fulfill Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  • World Language (3-6 cr.)Successful completion of a second-semester language class, designated as 102, or formal training, as evidenced by secondary or university diplomas, in a language other than English. The Department of World Language Studies (W.L.S.) offers aplacement examination to determine into which semester a student should enroll and/or to qualify students for credit by examination.
  • Major concentration and elective requirements.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.

Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher. A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Informatics 
  • Mathematical Foundations of Informatics 
  • Social Informatics 
  • Information Infrastructure I 
  • Information Infrastructure II 
  • Information Representation 

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            79

            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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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          • Minimum required score:

            550

            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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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          • Minimum required score:

            6

            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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          Academic Requirements

          Application checklist for National students:

          • Complete the Application for Admission & Pay the Application Fee ($35) 
          • Submit Your Credentials  (high school transcript /GED/high school equivalency diploma and exam scores, and any college transcripts)  
          • Submit Your SAT or ACT Scores 
          • Receive Notice of Admission Decision

          Application checklist for International students:

          • Online Application 
          • Application Fee ($65)
          • Official Academic Records
          • English Language Proficiency Documentation
          • Statement of Purpose (optional)
          • Immigration Documentation (non-US citizens only; not required for an admission decision)
          • Documentation of Financial Support (those seeking F-1 status only; not required for an admissions decision)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            9215 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9215 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • National

            3300 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 3300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for South Bend

          • 885 - 1440 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

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