Data Science Minor
Program Coordinator: Erin Kiley, Ph.D.
Never in human history have we possessed as much data as we do now, and in the 21st century, businesses and other ventures succeed or fail on their ability to derive meaningful information from these vast amounts of data. MCLA graduates in a range of fields, not limited to STEM, will inevitably be called on by their employers to process data, and would benefit from a way to demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities to handle this task thoughtfully, productively, and ethically.
Introduces students to data science as it is applied to various fields. Students will write computer programs to visualize and analyze large data sets, and to carry out various tests involving statistical inference. Required computer programming laboratory.
Open to juniors and seniors who wish to read in a given area or to study a topics in depth. Written reports and frequent conferences with the advisor are required.