Carnegie Mellon University


As an Information Systems major, you will select a focused concentration to provide a deep dive into a subject that interests you. The IS Concentration gives you the agency to define your own niche in this exciting field. See below for more information about IS Concentrations.

Information Systems is not available as an additional major or minor.

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The Information Systems major is flexible and designed to help you develop your own unique interests. Carnegie Mellon University is distinctively interdisciplinary, encouraging you to draw from many colleges and disciplines beyond your home major.

The study of Information Systems can take many paths; Concentrations allow you to find the path that best suits your plans and aspirations. They also allow you to establish relationships with leading researchers in your area of interest.

IS Concentrations include:

  • Data Science
  • Digital Media Analytics
  • Information Security & Privacy (with the School of Computer Science) 

Alternatively, students may choose from an approved list of minors or second majors, including those offered through the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology (IDeATe) initiative that blend information systems and the arts as only Carnegie Mellon University can.

IDeATe minors:

Additional minors/second majors include (but are not limited to):

The following areas are available as a second major only: