Welcome to Informatics
As of July 1, 2015, the U-M Informatics major is no longer accepting new students, except for the Life Science Informatics track. All students who have already declared an Informatics major will be fully accommodated until graduation. Students who are interested in data mining, information analysis, or computational informatics may wish to consider the Data Science major in the College of Engineering, the Data Science major in LSA or the Bachelor of Science in Information.
Think Facebook, automobile navigation systems, clinical trials, online marketing, internet searches, medical imaging, risk assessment, disaster preparedness and response, financial market analysis, DNA analysis, artificial intelligence, internet security, online community organizing, smartphone applications, digital archives, medical records storage and retrieval, political polling, supply chain management, real-time weather maps, etc. The applications made possible by coupling information with computing technology seem endless.
Informatics provides solid grounding in computer programming, mathematics, and statistics, combined with study of the ethical and social science aspects of complex information systems. Informatics majors learn to critically analyze various approaches to processing information and develop skills to design, implement, and evaluate the next generation of information technology tools.