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.