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This minor in data science is primarily for students majoring in computer science and mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. The minor consists of a minimum of 19 credits, including the following:

Course Title Hours
Required courses
CMSC 256Introduction to Data Structures4
CMSC 302Introduction to Discrete Structures3
CMSC 401Algorithm Analysis with Advanced Data Structures3
CMSC 435Introduction to Data Science3
STAT 321Introduction to Statistical Computing for Data Science3
Select one course from:3
Applied Statistical Computing Using R
Nonparametric Statistics
Industrial Statistics
Introduction to Statistical Data Science
Time Series
Total Hours19

All courses required for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C.