Undergraduate Minors

Minor in Animal-Computer Interaction

The ways animals use and benefit from technology are the focus of our minor in animal-computer interaction. Students can learn how technology can improve the lives and health of animals in the wild, in zoos, on farms, in shelters, or in our homes. This minor will teach you how to put cutting-edge technology to use for core areas of research on animal cognition, wildlife and poacher tracking and monitoring, maker applications for animals, and more.

If you are an informatics major, this minor fulfills the requirement for the animal-computer interaction cognate.

Minor in human-centered computing

People develop and change technology, which in turn changes people. With this minor, you’ll have a chance to explore:

  • The role of design in the creation of new technology
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Multimedia technology
  • Legal, ethical, and organizational implications of technology

If you’re an informatics major, this minor fulfills the requirements for the human-centered computing cognate.

Minor in Human-Computer Interaction/Design

With a focus on conceptual knowledge and hands-on experience in human-computer interaction/design, this minor will give students an opportunity to build a skillset that will allow them to build on majors in the social sciences, humanities, and business. Students aren’t required to know how to program before entering the minor, but they will learn how to design and develop technology with the user in mind.

Minor in informatics

Having a working knowledge of the application of technology (a.k.a. informatics) will come in handy in no matter what career you pursue. You can choose from a long list of informatics courses that will let you tailor this minor to your own career goals and interests.

Looking for something more in depth than a minor? Explore our certificate in informatics.

Minor in security informatics

Learn the basics of programming and study the challenges of cybersecurity with this minor. You’ll get a good background in information security techniques while you learn about the effects that cybersecurity—and the tactics used to subvert it—have on humanity.

If you’re an informatics major, this minor fulfills the requirements for the security cognate.

Talk to an advisor

Looking for more information about getting an undergraduate certificate or minoring in an area of informatics? You’ll want to talk to one of our advisors who specialize in working with pre-Luddy and non-Luddy majors.

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