Information Technology and Informatics

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Informatics and Mathematics

  • 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 a variety of systems. Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Informatics (IT 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

During the program, students are given opportunities to support and partner with local organizations on application and website projects, such as the MyNextLevl project.

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 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. Convenient and flexible options are available for class sessions:

  • Online: Complete the B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics fully online.
  • On Campus: Students take two classes at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, one evening per week.
  • Blended: Students have the flexibility to enroll in a blended combination of live online classes, asynchronous online classes, and evening, in-person classes.

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
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Technology Officer
  • IT Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • System Architect
  • Technical Consultant

Database design and analytics certification

Students interested in pursuing a career focused on data analysis can choose to pursue the Database Design and Analytics certificate in addition to the program. IT and Informatics students can earn this valuable add-on as a cognate area or a major.

Learn more about our IT and Informatics major

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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

Gregory Gleaton

The program gave me exposure to many different platforms in the field. I was taught how technology is developed, where it is being applied, and how to understand the complications that can arise. I never felt like I was alone during my Mercer journey. There was a team focusing on my success and encouraging me to get to the finish line.

Dominique Michie, B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics, ’21

Dominique Michie

I enjoyed the convenience of the program; there were many options in terms of how to attend classes. Throughout the program, I was able to learn about my strengths and weaknesses and take the initiative to seek outside information. I am now able to present myself more confidently.

Ricks C. Anderson II, B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics, ’20

Ricks C. Anderson II