About the Department of Informatics

The NJIT Department of Informatics is home to a thriving community of information technology and information systems scholars and practitioners. Our department’s award-winning faculty leverages their industry experience to furnish students with enriching, leading-edge educational research experiences that explore how the use and design of information shapes and impacts our lives.

Housed within the Ying Wu College of Computing, our department is composed of two divisions: Information Systems and Information Technology. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that focus on the integration, design, deployment and management of computing and networking resources and services.

The data-intensive, highly synergistic faculty research, which is conducted alongside students at all levels, include data mining and location-based social applications, user experience research and smart health and medical informatics. Substantial funding from federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, DOE and the Institute of Museum and Library Services supports this work.

With a strong emphasis on technical application, our comprehensive curriculum educates a burgeoning generation of informaticians, eager to use emerging technologies to mange the world of tomorrow. We provide our students with the tools needed to become leaders in today’s demanding high-tech marketplace—and land jobs at major companies like Cisco Systems, Prudential, Bank of America and IBM.

Nestled in the heart of Newark’s University Heights, a vibrant, pedestrian friendly college town 20 minutes west of New York City, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.

We invite you to learn more about the innovative degree programs and applied research taking place in the Department of Informatics at NJIT, where students are driving the digital transformation.