Data Science

Offered in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, our data science minor is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of what this emerging field has to offer. As a discipline, data science sits at the intersection of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Data science has applications in science, industry, social sciences, humanities and the arts. Data science fits well within the liberal arts and, when brought to bear by folks with interdisciplinary training, has the potential to uncover profound insights. At the same time, when applied without consideration of bias or unintended consequences, data science can be dangerous.

Minor Requirements: The Data Science minor requires a minimum of 19 credits from: Computer Science 167, Mathematics 240, 247. In addition to these three required courses, at least 9 credits from any of Computer Science 351, 357 or Mathematics 248, 339, 347, 349, 350. Students wishing to combine the Data Science minor with the Mathematics major will be allowed to use Mathematics 240 to satisfy both sets of requirements. Students, in this case, will complete a minimum of 51 credits total.