Associate of Science in Informatics

The AS degree program in INF provides a good foundation for informatics-related careers and provides students with an overview of the discipline. AS degree students will gain an appreciation for information design and assessment; the social constraints on information; ethics and policies surrounding the use of information in today’s society. All courses are taught in the evenings, weekends or via the web and are available on a part-time basis.

Recipients of the AS degree will be eligible for a variety of employment opportunities in information related fields or may transfer in junior standing into the BS degree program of Informatics. Students who use the AS credits to transfer into the BS program will have to complete additional core requirements listed in the baccalaureate program.

Core Curriculum – 46/50 hours

Christian Literacy – 8/12 hours

  • Life of Christ (BI 1211/1311) – 2/3 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314) – 2/3 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) – 2/3 hours
  • Bible Elective – lower level – 2/3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 6 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310) – 3 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy* – 11 hours

  • Mathematics (MH 1340) – 3 hours
  • Natural Science – 4 hours
  • Physical Science – 4 hours

Information and Communication Literacy – 15 hours

Composition and Literature

  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • Literature (1 from EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours

Communication

Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours

Technology

Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences (CSIS 1301) – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 6 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • Social or Behavioral Science – 3 hours
    • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310)
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 1300)
    • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320)
    • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328)
    • Introduction to American Constitutional Government (PS 2308)
    • Macroeconomics (BA 2303)

Professional and Major Field – 21 hours

Departmental Requirements – 9 hours

  • Computer Programming I (CSIS 1305)
  • Computer Programming II (CSIS 2306)
  • Introduction to Visual Programming (CSIS 2376)

Informatics Major Requirements – 9 hours

  • Information Design (INF 1320)
  • Information Design and Evaluation (INF 1325)
  • Information, Ethics and Society (INF 2315)

Electives – 3 hours

Total Minimum Hours Required AS in INF Degree Requirements – 67/71 hours