Academic Catalog


Minor Data Science Minor

This interdisciplinary minor in data science is focused on the analytical and ethical principles of data collection, data analysis, and the application of data in various domains. An interdisciplinary foundation is used to demonstrate the connections between phenomena studied by scientists and the impact of scientific data analysis on businesses and societies. The program includes coursework focusing on the principles of data analysis as well as coursework selected by students to apply those principles to topical domains.


Required Courses
DASC 300Foundations of Data Science3
DASC 357EEthics and Data3
Select two of the following:6
Programming Languages for Data Science
Introduction to Machine Learning
Business Analytics II
Health Services Research Methods
Applied Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
Web Science
Social Science and Crime Mapping
Capstone Research Project
Introduction to Game Development
Economics, Causality, and Analytics
Research Methods in Economics
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Advanced Visual Design and Digital Graphics for Games
Geographic Information Systems
Internet Geographic Information Systems
Tests and Measurement in Physical Education and Health
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Data Collection and Analysis in Oceanography
Quantitative Methods
Fashion Research
Introductory Data Analysis
Industrial Design
Total Credit Hours12

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.