Data Science Minor

The minor in Data Science teaches principles and builds skills in the science of how and why we use data. It is an attractive option that can enhance the credentials for students in a wide variety of disciplines. Decision making across all levels is increasingly shifting away from subjective human judgment and expert opinion and is being replaced by superior evidence-based approaches driven by data and analytical models. Data Science is the discipline concerned with developing and applying analytical models and methods to gain critical insights from data, understand the behavior of complex systems, and make non-trivial decisions optimally, often in response to quickly changing conditions. Businesses and scientists alike use the techniques of this field to perform computational simulations in a multitude of areas where actual experiments are impractical or impossible. The minor in Data Science is designed to provide students with the core fundamental coursework in mathematics, computer science, and business to succeed in this area.