Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Informatics (at least 17 credit hours)

Why this Postbaccalaureate certificate?

  • The use of technology and analytical methods has become increasingly important in our global society. Such massive use of technology has in turn created a growing demand for technically adept employees. The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Informatics provides the necessary technical expertise to college graduates who are seeking a broad understanding of information technology, its social and psychological dimensions, and its application to the students’ chosen disciplines (STEM, Psychology, Philosophy, Business, Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, etc.)
  • NOTE: This certificate is for those who already have a 4-year non-IT bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Requirements: 2023-2024 Bulletin


What is Informatics?

The Informatics program at IU South Bend offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Informatics (face-to-face & online), Minor in Informatics and Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Applied Informatics. It provides you technology education to solve real world problems. It gives you a structural path to a bright future in information technology careers while also providing the flexibility you need to study what you love. As an informatics student, you won’t just study information technology. You will model how technology impacts the academic disciplines that interest you most. Informatics is the understanding of information technology, its impact on society, and its applications to various fields such as biology, health care, chemistry, arts, business, music, philosophy, and psychology.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning
  • Student club
  • Course class sizes average around 20-30 students
  • Dedicated computer labs and collaborative space for majors
  • Core Faculty with terminal degrees and diverse research interests
  • Access to IU's specialized research computing infrastructure including IU's Big Red II supercomputer, mass storage, as well as visualization systems


Want to Apply? Questions?

  • Students should contact the department administrative assistant before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.


Related Degree Options: 

  • Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Advanced Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Graduate Certificate in Technology for Administration
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Informatics (Face to Face and Online)