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Undergraduate Minor in Informatics

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The minor in Informatics is open to undergraduate students across the university who wish to explore the foundations of the field and its many core disciplines. Tenured faculty members, professional practitioners, and highly-trained assistant instructors offer courses in areas such as human-computer interaction and user experience design, user studies, archives and cultural heritage studies, and many more fields.

The transcript-recognized undergraduate minor in Informatics is offered through the schools and colleges at the university that grant undergraduate degrees, and students should discuss this option with their advisors. For more information, please contact undergradoffice@ischool.utexas.edu.

Minor Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0  
  • Degree-seeking undergraduate 
  • Minimum of 12 hours in residence  
  • Minimum of four semesters left to graduate 

Curriculum Overview

The Informatics minor from the iSchool requires students to complete five iSchool courses, consisting of 15 semester hours with a C- or better. Additionally, there are a variety of areas of study students can pursue.

  • One Core Course: I 301 (3 semester hours)
  • Two Lower-Division Electives (6 semester hours)
  • Two Upper-Division Electives (6 semester hours)

Areas of Study

  • Cultural Heritage Informatics
  • Health Informatics
  • Human-Centered Data Science
  • Social Informatics
  • Social Justice Informatics
  • User Experience Design

To view the selection of undergraduate courses, go to the iSchool course listings page.

Application Process

Students who meet the requirements listed above can apply for the Informatics minor. Note: Eligibility requirements cannot be waived. Applications open in the fall only (no spring or summer applications are offered).

Fall 2024 applications open at 5:00 PM on October 1 and close at midnight on October 25.

Informatics Minor Application