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 major in web and mobile informatics gives students the technical knowledge and skills necessary to apply web and mobile technologies within various professional environments. Students study software development with an emphasis on the web and mobile platforms. Course work provides a foundation in:
- software application design
- client- and server-side scripting
- object-oriented analysis and design
- database management systems
- human-computer interaction
- web fundamentals and standards
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.
With the explosion in web and mobile usage over the last decade, it’s more important than ever to understand the technology that drives today’s businesses. Whether you want to develop mobile apps or build websites for businesses, a major in web and mobile informatics prepares you well.
Career opportunities for web and mobile informatics majors include:
- database administrator
- web developer
- mobile application developer
- database specialist
- interface designer
- information architect
Other programs in informatics
The College also offers majors in
- business informatics,
- health science informatics,
- and a dual major in mathematics and web/mobile informatics,
- as well as a minor in informatics.
To learn more about the major in web and mobile informatics, please contact Dennis Gibson.