University Catalog 2024-2025

Data Science in Business (Minor)

The Undergraduate Minor of Data Science in Business is a 15 credit interdisciplinary credential that offers a path towards developing essential skills in data science with depth in Business (BUS) content. Students who pursue this minor will have the opportunity to learn from data science instructors & practitioners, and Business faculty in industry & academia, alongside their peers from various colleges. Students will pursue courses in data management, communication, applications, ethics, business, 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
Introduction to R/Python for Data Science (DSC 201 will not count for students who take ST 308 as a coreq for BUS 351.)
Machine Learning and AI
Exploring Machine Learning
Electives or Internships & Capstones
Data Wrangling and Web Scraping
Required Depth Courses: Two courses from the following 6
Introduction to Business Analytics (Prerequisites: BUS 340 and [BUS 350, or ST 312, or ST 370, or ST 372]; Corequisite: ST 307 or ST 308)
Analytics: From Data to Decisions (Prerequisite: BUS 351)
See the published special topics list for courses accepted within a category
Introductory Special Topics in Data Science
Special Topics in Data Science
Graduate Special Topics in Data Science
NOTE 1: DSC 295, DSC 495, and DSC 595 courses must be individually approved for the certificate.
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 certificate (or any third requirement).
Total Hours12