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B.S. 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.

Informatics Student Outcomes

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

  • 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.
  • Discover, create, evaluate and synthesize reliable data from large disparate sources of unstructured and messy data that occur in a variety of formats.
  • Transform large data sets through analysis into actionable information that individuals and organizations need.
  • Present data tailored to the information needs of different stakeholder groups using a variety of appropriate visualization techniques.
  • 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.
  • Assess the value as well as legal and regulatory implications of using data and information for organizations, individuals, and society.

A complete list of the B.S. 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.