Major requires a total of 49 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

Two classes required: six credit hours

These may come from inside or outside Information Science. Digital Landscapes courses concerned with digital technology or computing that is related to the production, interpretation, or use of information. INFO 1101, INFO 3101, and any Mastery or Investigations course taken in addition to the 15 credit hours required can count as Landscapes. Examples of courses taught outside of INFO include

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Portfolio & Professional Development and Capstone Series

Two classes required: two credit hours

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Investigations and Mastery in Information Science

Five classes required: 15 credit hours

Either two Mastery and three Investigations courses or three Mastery and two Investigations courses.

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.