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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science Minor

The requirements for the minor are as follows:

Two courses in each of the three areas below.

  1. Computing
    *COMP 123 - Core Concepts in Computer Science  AND
    * One of: STAT 112 Introduction to Data Science  or COMP 127 - Object-Oriented Programming and Abstraction  or COMP 128 - Data Structures  or COMP 302 - Introduction to Database Management Systems  or COMP 365 - Computational Linear Algebra  or COMP 440 - Collective Intelligence  or COMP 484 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , or others as approved by the department.
  2. Statistics
    *STAT 155 - Introduction to Statistical Modeling  AND
    *One of: STAT 253 - Statistical Machine Learning  or STAT 453 - Survival Analysis  or STAT 454 - Bayesian Statistics , or others as approved by the department.
  3. Domain area expertise
    * Two courses in a single domain meeting the following criteria: the courses should be focused around a theme (e.g., bioinformatics) and not a broad discipline AND that theme should
       one that allows the possibility of data science-related activities, either within the courses themselves or in the student’s future career or further education.
    * Pre-approved domain courses are listed below. Proposals for other areas of domain expertise (supported by two courses) will be approved on a case by case basis by the department.

No more than two courses can count toward any other major or minor.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Majors may not also earn a Data Science Minor.

Pre-Approved Domain Courses

PHYS 120 - Astronomical Techniques  and
PHYS 440 - Observational Astronomy 

BIOL 260 - Genetics  and COMP 320 - Computational Biology  

Computational Linguistics

LING 100 Introduction to Linguistics   and
LING 294   Computational Methods in Linguistics

Data-Driven Journalism
MCST 114 - News Reporting and Writing  and one of the following:
MCST 355 - Advanced Journalism: Electronic  
MCST 357 - Advanced Journalism: New Media  

BIOL 285 - Ecology and the Environment  and one of the following:
BIOL 345 - Field Botany  

Environmental Science and Policy
Two of the following:
ENVI 231 - Environmental Economics and Policy  
ENVI 133 - Environmental Science    
ENVI 240 - The Earth’s Climate System  
ENVI 150 Climate and Society   
ENVI 160 - Dynamic Earth and Global Change  

Geographic Analytics
GEOG 225 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  and one of the following:
GEOG 262 - Metro Analysis 
GEOG 362 - Introduction to Remote Sensing 
GEOG 364 - GIS and Community Partnerships  
GEOG 365 - Urban GIS 
GEOG 366 - GIS for Global Urban Environments 
GEOG 367 - Environmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 
GEOG 368 - Health GIS 
GEOG 378 - Statistical Research Methods in Geography  

Political Analytics
POLI 269 - Empirical Research Methods  and
one of:
POLI 214 - Cyber Politics 
POLI 242 Political Economy of Development   

Quantitative Economics
Two of the following:
ECON 381 - Introduction to Econometrics  
ECON 472 - Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis  
ECON 485 - Empirical Finance  

Quantitative Public Health
Two of the following:
BIOL 355 - Virology  
BIOL 357 - Immunology  
GEOG 256 - Medical Geography  
STAT 125 - Epidemiology  

Social Processes and Relations
SOCI 269 Social Science Inquiry  and
one of the following:
SOCI 190 Criminal Behavior/Social Control  
SOCI 283 Economic Sociology