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Applied Informatics minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Jeffrey Lasky, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-2284,

Informatics studies the collection, storage, analysis, and presentation of digital information. Students analyze, integrate, and present information in ways that are meaningful to specific audiences. Skills developed in this minor include programming, statistical and other forms of data analysis, management and use of different types of data collections such as databases and XML files, and the application of mash-up tools to combine and present data in novel ways. The minor is for students outside the information technology major who wish to apply the tools of informatics to manage, process, and analyze data associated with their field of study or found in another domain.

Required Courses
ISTE-271 Introduction to Informatics
ISTE-120 Computational Problem Solving I
STAT-145 Introduction to Statistics I
ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling
ISTE-270 Data Exploration and Knowledge Discovery
ISTE-371 Integration in Informatics

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The minor in applied informatics provides students with the skills needed to extract data from its source; shape, transform, and analyze the data; and present the results in an effective way. Many professional fields are becoming information intensive. As a result, informatics skills are an essential tool. The minor provides basic skills in programming, data access and modeling, HCI, problem solving, and is open for noncomputing majors.


Required Courses:
4002-250 Introduction to Informatics
4002-217 Programming for Information Technology I
4002-218 Programming for Information Technology II
4002-360 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling

Electives–Choose one of the following:
4002-425 HCI 1: Human Factors
4002-455 Needs Assessment