Data Science Minor

Data Science Minor

Data Science will be open starting September 28th, 2017 and applications will be reviewed starting in November. As data science major and minor are new programs, course offerings and class sizes will be limited. For the Academic Year of 2017-2018, freshman and sophomore level students receive priority for course enrollment. In the future, data science majors will have priority in enrolling into data science courses. For these reasons, there is no guarantee that students minoring in data science will be able to enroll in data science courses. We strongly encourage students

before enrolling in the data science minor.

Your minor application will not receive a decision until you meet with the Undergraduate Advisor. Please refer to the Advising page for available advising hours and instructions on how to request an appointment. Approval is contingent upon your ability to complete your college requirements, major requirements, and minor requirements within your time to degree and maximum unit cap. Prior to your appointment, make sure you connect with your college advisor and major department in order to come prepared with this information when you meet with the Undergraduate Advisor.

Data Science Minor Requirements

  • The following lower-division courses (36 units) are required.
    • COGS 9, DSC 10, DSC 20, DSC 30, DSC 80, Math 18, Math 20A, Math 20B, Math 20C
  • Students are required to take one course from each of the following five groups of upper-division courses for a total of 20 units.
    1. MATH 183 or CSE 103 or ECE 109 or MATH 181A (4)
    2. MATH 189 Exploratory Data Analysis and Inference (4)
    3. CSE 158 Data Mining (4)
    4. DSC 170L Data Visualization Laboratory (4) or COGS  108 (Data Science Practice) (4)
    5. Upper-division Data Science course (4)
  • If students choose to take COGS 108, they can still take DSC 170L as their chosen upper-division Data Science course as a means to meet all minor upper-division requirements.