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IU South Bend Awards its First Informatics Degree

Indiana University South Bend has awarded its first informatics degree and is expected to award two others in May. The program began in 2002 and has 30 students currently majoring in informatics. Two reports of this important milestone follow:

The program, which began in 2002, currently has 30 students majoring in informatics.

Last year, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education voted to approve the Bachelor of Science in informatics degree program on four additional IU campuses: East, Kokomo, Northwest and Southeast.

More than 1,400 students are now enrolled in informatics degree programs at Indiana Universityís campuses in Indianapolis, Bloomington and South Bend.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Indiana University South Bend has awarded its first informatics degree, a Bachelor of Science. Robert E. Prange graduated December 2004 with a special emphasis on computer science. Two other IU South Bend students will graduate with informatics degrees in May 2005.

The Informatics degree program was established at IU South Bend in 2002 in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science located within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program currently has over 30 students majoring in Informatics. Several students are also enrolled in the informatics minor and the post-baccalaureate certificate.

"The graduation of our first Informatics major is an important milestone for IU South Bend and the School of Informatics. We are very optimistic about the contributions Informatics graduates will make to our local high-tech economy," said Dr. Ruth Schwartz, Interim Director of Informatics at the South Bend campus.

Over 1,400 students are now enrolled in informatics degree programs at Indiana Universityís campuses in Indianapolis, Bloomington and South Bend. In 2004, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education voted to approve the Bachelor of Science in informatics degree program on four more IU campuses: East, Kokomo, Northwest and Southeast. Indiana University is seeking the Commissionís approval to offer a Ph.D. in Informatics.

About the Indiana University School of Informatics

The Indiana University (IU) School of Informatics offers a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on developing specialized skills and knowledge of information technology with particular application to a specific field of study or practice. The School offers a variety of undergraduate degrees and specialized Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in bioinformatics, chemical informatics, health informatics, human-computer interaction (HCI), laboratory informatics, and media arts and science. Each degree is an interdisciplinary endeavor that combines course work and field experiences from a traditional subject area or discipline with intensive study of information and technology. Founded in 2000, it is the nationís first school of informatics. Over 1,400 students are now enrolled in Informatics degree programs at Indiana Universityís campuses in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and South Bend.

For more information, visit the Schoolís Web sites:

  • www.informatics.indiana.edu
  • www.informatics.iupui.edu
  • www.informatics.iusb.edu.

Source: Indiana University South Bend, Office of Communications and Marketing

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