Information Technology and Informatics

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Mathematics, Science, and Informatics

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Online


Discover how to use information technology for process improvement

Informatics is a process that uses human-centered and data-driven solutions to manage and a variety of systems. Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Informatics is designed for individuals interested in innovation, project management, and pursuing leadership roles in the field. The major covers programming logic, database design, and system analysis concepts. Students customize courses to align with interests and career goals through a specialized area of study and learn to:

  • Create innovative solutions for various processes by leveraging modern technology
  • Analyze information systems and data processing technology
  • Design and integrate computer and information systems into organizational operations
  • Address ethical and social aspects of information systems by applying insights based on human-computer interaction
  • Develop decision theory and project management skills through project-based coursework

Designed for busy and working adults

Many of our students work, take care of families, and study, so we design our classes to meet the needs of busy adults. Keeping convenience and flexibility in mind, Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Informatics is available on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, fully online, or in a blended combination of in-person and online classes. The program admits students five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. Terms take the form of two eight-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week session during the summer semester.

Improve your job prospects with a career in IT and Informatics

With employment for information technology careers projected to grow 13% by 2026, graduates can consider various roles in this in-demand field. Graduates of Mercer’s B.S. in IT and Informatics can work as professionals in a variety of roles such as computer systems analyst, data analyst, information systems analyst, information technology analyst, quality assurance analyst, system architect, and technical consultant.

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Meet Our Professors

Faculty with a lifelong passion for technological advancements instruct students with similar interests. These instructors help their students to develop skills and knowledge to create innovative solutions for a range of applications.

Mercer’s informatics program offered convenient evening classes and distance learning courses that enabled me to still pursue my career while earning my degree. The program also offered a wide array of cutting-edge information systems and computer science courses. I highly recommend Mercer for any adult who can handle college coursework, but had to put their education on hold due to life.

Gregory Gleaton, B.S. in Informatics ’19