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BS in Informatics

Informatics provides a foundation for problem-solving in a data-driven society. The Bachelor of Science in Informatics (BSI) prepares students to join data science teams that create novel information products, develop new insights about people's behavior, and solve problems that require large and disparate datasets.

The BSI program features

  • Innovative coursework in data mining, information retrieval, visual analytics, social media trend spotting, and information policy;
  • A unique opportunity to interact with a wide range of disciplines in this interdisciplinary degree program;
  • Big Data-related Co-ops.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduating, alumni of the program are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:

  1. Be a valued contributor to private or public organizations as demonstrated by promotions, increased responsibility, or other professional recognition
  2. Contribute to professional knowledge as demonstrated by published papers, technical reports, patents, or conference presentations
  3. Succeed in continuing professional development as demonstrated by completion of graduate studies or professional certifications
  4. Demonstrate commitment and leadership within their profession and community as demonstrated by professional and community activity or contributions towards society's greater good and prosperity

Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to analyze a problem or information needs (of users or organizations) and identify and define the data needed to support decision making to resolve the problem or need.
  2. An ability to discover, create, evaluate and synthesize reliable data from large disparate sources of unstructured and messy data that occur in a variety of formats.
  3. An ability to transform large data sets through analysis into actionable information that individuals and organizations need.
  4. An ability to present data tailored to the information needs of different stakeholder groups using a variety of appropriate visualization techniques.
  5. An ability to secure, retain, and preserve data and information using the latest techniques and in accordance with data life cycle management practices and current information policies at the organizational, local, national and global levels.
  6. An ability to assess the value as well as legal and regulatory implications of using data and information for organizations, individuals, and society.

Additional Information

  • A complete list of the BS in Informatics student outcomes may also be viewed on Drexel's Undergraduate Catalog.

BSI Degree Course Requirements & Descriptions

Please visit Drexel's Undergraduate Catalog for course requirements and descriptions. To find out when courses are offered, please visit Drexel's Term Master Schedule.