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Data Science Program Requirements

The data science minor consists of six courses: four foundation courses and two elective courses chosen from a list of disciplinary options.

Minor in Data Science

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the data science minor. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are three credits.

Requirements

Foundation Courses - 12 credits

  • STAT 160 - P4 Introduction to Data Science
  • Choose ONE:
    • CSCI 260 - Introduction to Databases
    • CSCI 353 - Database Structures
  • STAT 345 - Exploratory Data Analysis
  • STAT 375 - Data Analysis and Statistical Computing

Electives - 6 credits

While students may choose any two of the following elective courses in consultation with their major advisor or director of the statistics program, the following electives are suggested by corresponding major.

Media and Communication
  • COMM 349 - Media Management and Economics
  • COMM 363 - Media Research and Analytics
  • COMM 445 - Advanced Media Management Research
Computer Science
  • CSCI 385 - Data Mining
Digital Cultures and Technologies
  • COMM 363 - Media Research and Analytics
  • DIGC 240 - P4 The Networked World
  • DIGC 245 - SQ Visualizing Data
Economics
  • ECON 314 - Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 402 - Introduction to Game Theory
Accounting/Management/Marketing
  • MATH 130 - Mathematical Modeling and Quantitative Analysis
  • MGMT 345 - Applied Management Research
Psychology
  • PSYC 204 - Advanced Statistics
  • STAT 270 - Meta-analysis
  • STAT 390 - Special Topics in Statistics
Sociology
  • SOCI 280 - Social Research Methods
  • STAT 270 - Meta-analysis
  • STAT 390 - Special Topics in Statistics
Sport Management
  • SPST 320 - Sport Marketing and Promotions
  • SPST 330 - Economics of Sport

Note: Statistics majors may not minor in data science. Only two courses applied to a student's major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the minor.

Total: 18 credits


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.