Major requires a total of 54 credit hours. Generally, the first digit of a course number corresponds to the recommended year that students take the course. For example, INFO 1111 will typically be taken in year one, while INFO 3401 will typically be taken in year three. These are guidelines and not strict requirements, however. See individual course descriptions for specific requirements and prerequisites.

*- course has prerequisites

Exploration / Exposition

All classes required: six credit hours

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Digital Landscapes

Three classes required: nine credit hours

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Portfolio / Capstone

All classes required: six credit hours

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Problems / Mastery

Five classes required: 15 credit hours

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  • INFO 3501 Problems in Information Science: Peer Production and Crowdsourcing
  • INFO 4601 Mastery in Information Science: Information Ethics & Policy
  • INFO 4602 Mastery in Information Science: Information Visualization
  • INFO 4603 Mastery in Information Science: Survey Research Design

Your specialty area

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In addition to the coursework required for the major, all students in Information Science must complete a secondary area of study outside of Information Science. This can be met by any of the following:

  • an officially designated minor offered by any department in any school or college at CU;
  • a second major within CMCI;
  • a double degree (i.e., a second major outside of CMCI);
  • a credit-based certificate program of at least 12 credit hours offered by a department in any school or college at CU.

Students are encouraged to select one of the programs of study described above. Minors are listed on the student's official transcript after graduation. In exceptional circumstances, students may apply to complete an individualized secondary area of study equal to or greater than 18 credit hours. Application for an individualized secondary area of study must be submitted and approved before the student has earned 50 credit hours.