Starting in the fall of 2017, IU Northwest will begin offering an online option for students who seek a bachelor’s degree in informatics. The curriculum will be jointly administered by six campuses that include IUN, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU South Bend, IU Southeast and IUPUI.
“By sharing resources, IU Northwest can offer an informatics degree to more students whose obligations often hold them back from regularly attending classes on campus,” said Bill Dorin, professor of computer information systems. “At the same time, students can customize the degree to their needs by choosing online or on-campus electives that are more in line with their career path in northwest Indiana.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow by 12 percent nationwide between 2014 and 2024 — a rate that is faster than the average of all occupations. This growth is largely driven by cloud computing, big data and the “internet of things” in which everyday items become increasingly connected online.
Read more about the program here.