Program Profile

The Bachelor of Science in Informatics requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.

Total Major Hours 51

Foundations in Major — 42 hours 

INFM 110 Introduction to Informatics

INFM 204 Digital Logic and Programming

INFM 210 Programming Concepts for Informatics

INFM 212 Web Development

INFM 310 Advanced Programming Concepts

INFM 312 Data Base Design and Data Processing

INFM 331 Decision Theory

INFM 350 Digital Networks

INFM 355 Systems Analysis and Design

INFM 372 Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Study

INFM 405 Research Methods and Project Planning and Management

MATH 220 Applied Statistical Methods

MATH 225 Topics in Discrete Mathematics

INFM 498 Capstone


Choose One Course of Study (A, B or C) — 9 hours

Track A: Health Information Technology — 9 hours 

IMFM 205 Survey of Health Informatics

IMFM 225 Health Informatics Standardization

INFM 335 Basic Biostatistics, Health Data Processing, and Literature Evaluation


Track B: Web Development and Human-Computer Interaction — 9 hours

INFM 202 Graphics and Interface Design

INFM 322 Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design Tools

INFM 332 Client - Server Development


Track C: General Informatics  — 9 hours
Select any three courses:

INFM 202 Graphics and Interface Design   

INFM 205 Survey of Health Informatics               

INFM 225 Health Informatics Standardization           

INFM 301 Issues in Technology Management   

INFM 321 Technology and Culture   

INFM 322 Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design Tools   

INFM 332 Client-Server Development                   

INFM 335 Basic Biostatistics, Health Data Processing, and Literature Evaluation   

INFM 390 Special Topics in Informatics   

INFM 395 Directed Study in Informatics

Total General Education Hours 39

Total Elective Hours 30

Total Degree Hours 120

Minors 

Digital Forensics Minor (18 Hours)

INFM 204 Digital Logic and Programming

INFM 210 Programming Concepts for Informatics

CRJS 375 Criminal Investigation

CRJS/INSY 391 Computer Privacy, Ethics, Crime and Society

DGTF 390 Digital Forensics I

DGTF 490 Digital Forensics II

Informatics Minor (18 Hours)

INFM 110 Introduction to Informatics

INFM 322 Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design Tools

Four additional courses in INFM/INSY at the 200 level or above. At least two of these courses must be 300 level or above.