Informatics provides an interdisciplinary approach to computing and the interaction of people, information and technology across organizations.

This area of study has grown from the need to understand how computing impacts all aspects of science, industry, government, and social interaction. Studying informatics gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their computing abilities, while benefiting from the breadth of a liberal arts and sciences education.

A dual major in mathematics and web/mobile informatics gives students the knowledge and skills they need for any career that demands strong analytical abilities, problem solving skills and computing knowledge. Course work provides a foundation in: 

  • discrete mathematics and calculus
  • applied mathematics
  • database design
  • application development

Career preparation

Employers look for information technology professionals with skills in communication and problem solving in addition to computing skills like the analysis of information systems, programming, web development, project management, and more. 

Industries and institutions look for employees who can meet existing and adapt to emerging technology needs. Informatics prepares students well for the demanding job market at both a regional and national level. Career opportunities for mathematics and web/mobile informatics dual majors include:

  • research mathematician
  • cryptographer
  • operations researcher
  • simulation modeling engineer
  • database administrator
  • web developer
  • mobile application developer
  • information architect
  • consultant

Other programs in informatics

The University also offers a major in web and mobile informatics, as well as a minor in informatics.

More information

To learn more about the dual major in mathematics and web/mobile informatics, please contact Denise Krueger.

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