Find your career in a data-driven world

Informatics is a rapidly developing field focusing on using technology, data and information to solve complex problems.


Students at computer desk

The BAS degree in Applied Computing focuses on the core of information theory in a discipline-independent form and a focus area of system administration, software development, information management, and digital design.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Average salary according to

Software Development

Career Areas:

Consulting and advising
Software development
Web design

System Administration

Career Areas:

Network management
Information technology services
Network security and analysis
Information technology support

Information Management

Career Areas:

Database management
Digital repository

Digital Design

Career Areas:

Game development
Instructional design
Data visualization
Training simulation design


Sample Job Titles and
Salary Ranges

Software Development Track Salary Range
Software Developer, Systems Software $62,500 - $96,600
Video Game Software Test Engineer $42,200 - $79,900
Instructional Designer and Technologist $33,700 - $59,300
Online/Web Project Manager $65,000 - $105,000
System Administration Track Salary Range
Computer Systems Engineer/Architect $42,200 - $79,900
Network Administrator/Network Engineer $43,400 - $71,000
Online Researcher/Information Broker $20,000 - $73,880
-Business Analyst/Management Analyst

$43,900 - $78,500

Information Management Track Salary Range
Geographic Information Systems Technician $42,200 - $79,900
Database Analyst $65,000 - $85,000
Marketing Research Analyst $33,770 - $61,070
Auditor, Electronic Data Processing $45,000 - $60,000
Digital Design Track Salary Range
Software Developer, Applications $55,000 - $89,300
Web Administrator/Webmaster $42,200 - $79,900
Multimedia and Graphic Artists $34,800 - $60,800
Distance Learning Coordinator $41,000 - $76,700

Sources of Information:  United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)