Informatics B.S. + Human-Computer Interaction M.S.
Are you ready to explore new ways to connect with the digital world?
Develop the next generation of interactive technology as you apply information expertise to the fascinating realm of user experience. At the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, you can transform data into tools that put a human face on the Internet of Things and other interactive systems when you earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics and a master’s in Human-Computer Interaction.
“Employers are hiring HCI graduates to provide an optimal user experience, as a driver to business success and innovation.”
Davide Bolchini, chair, Department of Human-Centered Computing
How it works
You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. When applying to the accelerated program, you’ll need to submit a personal statement of at least 500 words and a portfolio. The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.
Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.
Plan of Study
The plan of study follows the B.S. in Informatics plan of study for years 1-3. Students begin taking graduate level courses during year 4 as follows:
Fall Semester Senior Year
- INFO-I 425 Web Services for Information Systems
- 300 level or higher INFO, LIS or NEWM class
- Elective or Area of Specialization
- INFO-H 541 Interaction Design Practice
- INFO-H 543 Interaction Design Methods
Spring Semester Senior Year
- INFO-I 453 Computer and Information Ethics
- INFO I491, I492/493 or I494/495 Capstone
- INFO-H 561 Meaning and Form in HCI
- INFO-H 564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems
- INFO-H 566 Experience Design for Ubiquitous Computing
Fall Semester Fifth Year
- INFO-H 565 Collaborative and Social Computing or INFO-H 517 Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation
- INFO-H 563 Psychology of HCI
- INFO-H 680 HCI Professional Practice 1