WHAT IS INFORMATICS?

Informatics is the art, science, business, and technology of information. It is about making information useful and meaningful. Here at NKU’s College of Informatics we offer a 21st century perspective on the disciplines that have information at their core.

Department of Business Informatics

A Business Informatics degree (a.k.a. Business Information Systems) will give you both the technical and business know-how to lead and succeed in the ever-expanding Internet economy.

Department of Communication

Successful communication is born by infusing engaging storytelling with meaningful information. The faculty and students in the Department of Communication study, practice and create effective communication in all forms - person to person, within groups and families, through stories projected on a big screen or captured on your phone, from video games and interacting with robots, or speaking truth to power as our journalists report through print, TV, radio and the web.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Department of Computer Science is home to three bachelor degrees, two master degrees and nine certificates and minors all aimed towards producing graduates who are highly capable problem solvers that are intellectually agile, technically skilled and ethically responsible. Our department focuses on our students, our community and student/faculty research.

Apprentices

Learning on the Job

The CAI Apprenticeship program offers students a jumpstart to a career in website and mobile app creation and design.

Sierra

Gaining Experience

Sierra Thorn is no stranger to NKU student organizations, most recently adding Public Relations Student Society of America to her list.

Jacob

Breaking the Sound Barrier

EMB graduate Jacob Meece is pursuing a career in video production despite severe hearing loss.

Rose

Houston, We Have an NKU Intern

Rose Pendley recently wrapped up a semester as a public affairs intern at NASA.

Ryan

Getting Things Done

Alexander “AJ” Ryan is unable to use his hands or arms, but that doesn’t stop him from using his feet to get things done.

GET REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION THROUGH OUR TWO CENTERS

The Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) offers students the opportunity to work with business and non-profit clients on cutting-edge informatics projects, while the Center for Information Security (CIS) is NKU’s hub for information security research and education.

Center for Applied Informatics

The Center for Applied Informatics is the outreach arm of Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics. It draws upon student, staff and faculty expertise from business informatics, computer science, communication and beyond to directly enhance student success and drive the mission of informatics.

Center for Information Security

The NKU Center for Information Security (CIS) is a multidisciplinary center for information security research and education. NKU has been designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

IT’S IN THE NUMBERS

With 12 Minors, more than 17 student organizations, and 78% growth in degrees awarded in the past five years, NKU's College of Informatics continues to enable students and the region to thrive in an age of innovation and digital transformation.
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Giving to the College

Our students tackle the opportunities and challenges of the digital age: dealing with cyber threats, making the most of digital media, extracting insights from massive amounts of data, and using IT in healthcare. A gift to the College of Informatics provides the next generation of thinkers and innovators. Our students can lead a regional technological renaissance with your help.

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