University Catalog 2024-2025

Data Science in Analytics and Decision-Making (Minor)

The Undergraduate Minor of Data Science in Analytics and Decision-Making is a 15 credit interdisciplinary credential that offers a path towards developing essential skills in data science with depth in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) content. Students who pursue this minor will have the opportunity to learn from data science instructors & practitioners and ISE faculty in industry and academia, alongside their peers from various colleges. Students will pursue courses in data management, communication, applications, ethics, engineering, and more, in addition to choosing from electives of interest.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses

Required DSC Courses: At least one course from each category6
Data Communication
Introduction to Data Visualization
Data Communication
Ethics, Policy, & Privacy
Data Science for Social Good
Data Management & Analysis
Exploratory Data Analysis for Big Data
Machine Learning and AI
Exploring Machine Learning
Electives or Internships & Capstones
Data Wrangling and Web Scraping
Data Internship Preparation for Social Impact
Introduction to R/Python for Data Science (Students cannot count both DSC 201 and ISE 135 towards the minor)
Permanent DSC courses not listed here and not used for the first four categories can be used to satisfy the elective or internships/capstones requirement.
Required Depth Courses: At least three courses from the following 9
Computer-Based Modeling for Industrial Engineering (Students cannot count both DSC 201 and ISE 135 towards the minor)
Deterministic Models in Industrial Engineering (Requires ISE 135; or Instructor permission and DSC 201; or Instructor permission and introductory knowledge of Python programming)
Database Applications in Industrial & Systems Engineering
Python Programming for Industrial & Systems Engineers
Data Analytics for Industrial Engineering
Applications of Data Science in Healthcare
R Coding for Data Management and Analysis
Introduction to Machine Learning
NOTE 1: Students in the ISE major and ISE minor cannot count the following courses towards the data science minor: ISE 135, ISE 361.
NOTE 2: Students pursuing multiple Data Science Academy credentials must have at least 2 distinct 1-credit DSC courses and 2 distinct 3-credit depth courses between any two credentials (8 distinct credits total).
NOTE 3: Per university requirements courses already used to satisfy two or more credit requirements cannot also be used to satisfy the data science minor (or any third requirement).
Total Hours15