As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Informatics (BSI) program, you will acquire a robust theoretical foundation in core IT fields and extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. You'll also develop the project management, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio of qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile IT professional.
Majors in the BSI Program
The BSI combines a robust foundation in the core areas of Informatics with the option to specialize in high-demand fields of Information Technology. The following majors are available:
- BSI in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
- BSI in Networks and Cybersecurity
- BSI in Application and Game Development
- BSI in UX (User Experience) Design
In addition, the BSI can be pursued without a major field of specialization.
Strengths of the BSI Program
As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from an exceptional set of program features:
- You’ll be taught by a team of impassioned technologists, scientists and expert practitioners.
- Along with the IT competencies you acquire, you’ll also enhance your soft skills such as written and oral communications, project management and critical reasoning
- With faculty mentoring, small-sized classes and hand-on learning in labs, you receive personal attention to your needs and the opportunities to develop your talents and strengths.
- Solid ties to the local IT market and international certifications from vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft, the BSI will equip you with the skills that companies are looking for today.
BSI Career Paths
The program provides a well-rounded education in which you not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence. You’ll acquire the credentials needed to build a career in Informatics. Depending on your specialization, potential career paths include:
- IT administrators
- Support engineers
- Network and system administrators
- Software engineers and application developers
- Web developers
- Database administrators
You’ll also be prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level.
You will need to complete a total of 40 courses plus a Capstone Project (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 to 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. An academic year includes two semesters, each semester running for 15 weeks. Consult the Hellenic American University website for a detailed list and description of courses in the degree program.
What students and graduates say about the program
The BSI program is very well-structured and contains modules that help students learn new things and practice them hands-on in labs. Hellenic American University offers a great studying experience, through which I was able to have a better and clearer understanding of core Information Technology concepts. It is really important for students to be in an organized environment in order to develop the professional skills the job market demands, and Hellenic American University is achieving that goal successfully.1 of 1