Looking at programming, algorithms, data, software, and much more besides, the minor study program in Informatics will give you an introduction to the basic principles of informatics.

You will acquire fundamental knowledge about the methodology and techniques used in the field of informatics, and explore these in more detail within a branch of informatics of your choice. The minor study program in Informatics equips you with the tools for algorithmic thinking, enabling you to analyze and solve the problems presented by your major program's area of study from an informatics perspective.

Career prospects

The minor study program in Informatics will add an IT component to your major study program. You will acquire the necessary skills in your area of specialization to ascertain and analyze informatics requirements in conjunction with users and customers, design informatics solutions, test and implement informatics systems, and consult on technology and application issues. The spectrum of potential employers ranges from major companies to small firms.

Minor other

Informatics is available as:

Minor program: 30 ECTS credits.
Can be combined with the following major programs:
Business and Economics  
Banking and Finance  
Business Administration  
Minor program for students from other faculties:
30 or 60 ECTS credits.
This minor study program can be combined with a major study program in accordance with the provisions set out in your program.


What next?

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Next steps and main contact points


  • Application and admission: To study with us, you apply centrally at the University of Zurich.
    Application and admission
  • Changing program: You are already studying with us and have realized that you might like another study program even better.
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  • Regulations: In the regulations you will find everything you need to know about studying here.
  • Questions about your studies: You are already studying with us and have specific questions. Our Student Advisory Service or the Dean's Office team will be happy to help you.