The B.S. in Informatics at IU requires students to choose a cognate area, or specific area of focus to better determine what kinds of people or systems that he or she would like to work with. View our cognates section to see the courses required to achieve each cognate and possible career options for each one.
A cognate area is an integrated program of courses taken outside of the School of Informatics. These courses emphasize the foundations, applications and/or implications of information technology in the chosen area.
Here is an approved list of cognates:
- Life Sciences
- Computer Science
- Cognitive Science
- New Media / Arts
- Music / Arts
- Social Informatics