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UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Informatics introduces students to the core idea of informatics in a discipline-independent form. Students in the Informatics program will be prepared for careers in software development, network management and planning, marketing, or technology management.
The term Informatics describes the study and practice of creating, storing, manipulating and sharing information. It uses computation as a universal tool to solve problems in other fields, communication, and to express ideas. Informatics students develop a strong base of theoretical and practical interdisciplinary experiences.
The Informatics program requires a supplemental program application in addition to admission to The University of Arizona. The minimum entrance requirements include:
- Minimum 2.5 GPA in your most recent 60 units
- AAS degree or employment background in IT field
- Goal statement
Please review the program application and contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, your admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit http://uas.arizona.edu/admissions.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
In addition to Foundations, General Education, and your Major coursework, Bachelor of Applied Science programs share a common core of six courses designed to meet employer needs and strengthen your academic skills culminating in a capstone experience in your major field.
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the major, four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities:
- Digital Design Track
- Information Management Track
- Software Development Track
- System Administration Track
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees and allow students to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree at any Arizona community college to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College. Find the right AZ degree pathway for you through AZTransfer. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The Informatics report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.