This minor provides students with deeper knowledge of data analysis, through Statistics and Computer Science courses.
Computing and Information Systems (CIS) Courses:
- CIS 162 Computer Science 1
- or CIS 161 Computational Science
- CIS 335 Data Mining
- CIS 360 Information Management and Science
Statistics (STA) courses:
- STA 216 – Intermediate Applied Statistics
- or STA 318 – Statistical Computing
- STA 321 – Applied Regression Analysis
- STA 426 – Multivariate Data Analysis
*Note that STA 216 and STA 318 have prerequisites of STA 215 or 312.
One additional three credit course is required. This course must provide an appropriate application of data science or deepen knowledge in either statistics or computer science.
Students should meet with a data science faculty member from the statistics or computing and information systems departments to determine an appropriate course meeting this requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a data science faculty member as soon as they decide to minor in data science.
Suggested Order of Coursework
- First Year:
MTH 110 – Algebra
STA 215 – Introductory Applied Statistics
- Second Year:
CIS 161 – Computational Science
STA 216 – Intermediate Applied Statistics
- Third Year:
CIS 335 – Data Mining
STA 321 – Applied Regression Analysis
- Fourth Year:
CIS 360 – Information Management and Science
STA 426 – Multivariate Data Analysis