Informatics studies the design, application, use and impact of information technology. A minor in informatics can diversify your educational portfolio and complement your major. The study of informatics will teach you to become a better creator and user of computing technology and to think critically about technology’s role in society. Informatics requires an understanding of the same areas studied by computer scientists, but it is more focused on applications of technology. It is less technical and theoretical than computer science, and it also considers social and psychological aspects of IT.