D: Informatics

Our world today runs on information, with many aspects of our life directly linked to information technologies such as computers and smart phones. These technologies can be of tremendous help. For instance:

Can smart phone apps help us respond better to natural diasters? Could they be used to help detect and trace the spreading of a virus? Can virtual information networks help doctors improve their care of patients? Has social media permanently changed how political campaigns are run?

How people live and work in a digital world is the focus of the Informatics major.

UCI Informatics majors study interactions among information technologies and people. They also learn to create innovative computer-based technologies that serve the needs of society.