The undergraduate minor in informatics requires a minimum of 16 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students who major in computer science, data science, computer science and engineering, or business analytics and information systems may not earn a minor in informatics.

The minor in informatics requires the following coursework. Many courses for the minor require a minimum grade of C-minus in prerequisite courses.

Both of these:
CS:1110Introduction to Computer Science3
CS:2110Programming for Informatics4
Two of these:
CS:2420Analyzing Data for Informatics3
CS:2520Human-Computer Interaction for Informatics3
CS:2620Server-Side Development for Informatics3
One of these:
PSY:2811Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I3
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
STAT:1030Statistics for Business4
STAT:2010Statistical Methods and Computing3
STAT:2020Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences3
STAT:3120Probability and Statistics4
STAT:4143Introduction to Statistical Methods3

Students may declare the informatics minor on MyUI, and they may request an audit for the minor through MyUI.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Informatics, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The informatics minor requires a minimum of 16 s.h. of coursework, including at least 12 s.h. of courses taken at the University of Iowa.
Students must earn a C-minus minimum grade in prerequisite courses to advance to the subsequent course.
Several informatics courses are offered only in the fall or spring terms.
For assistance sequencing the minor given the irregular course offerings and prerequisite structure, see the computer science departmental advisor.
First Year
CS:1110 Introduction to Computer Science 3
CS:2110 Programming for Informatics 4
Second Year
Minor: statistics course a 3 - 4
CS:2420 Analyzing Data for Informatics b 3
Third Year
CS:2520 Human-Computer Interaction for Informatics b 3
 Total Hours16-17
Choose from PSY:2811, STAT:1020, STAT:1030, STAT:2010, STAT:2020, STAT:3120, STAT:3510 or STAT:4143. Some statistics options require specific math prerequisites. See academic advisor for more information.
Need two of these: CS:2420 (spring only, requires a statistics prerequisite), CS:2520 (spring only), CS:2620 (fall only); check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change.