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Data Science Minor

Phone: 843.953.5730
Paul Anderson, Director

The data science minor provides students an introduction to the field by developing their quantitative abilities in statistics and in data mining and giving students a broad overview of the field with some practical applications of data mining, programming, and databases.

The primary goal of the data science minor is to increase the quantitative and analytical learning outcomes to students of all degree programs at the College who complete the minor. The curriculum of the minor exposes students to the nature of data science and builds a small skill set in data mining.

Minor Requirements

Credit Hours: 19+

In addition to completing the requirements for this minor, students must also complete the minor requirements specified in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Data Science (6 credit hours)

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
DATA 101 Introduction to Data Science (3)
DATA 221 Applied Data Analytics (3)

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 220/220L, DATA 101

Computer Science (4 credit hours)

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
CSCI 220 Computer Programming I (3)

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 120 or CSCI 140 or CSCI 180 or CSCI 215 or DATA 101 or MATH 111 or MATH 116 or higher math or permission of the department.

Corequisite(s): CSCI 220L 

CSCI 220L Programming I Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CSCI 220.

Mathematics (9-10 credit hours)

Course NameTerm TakenGrade
MATH 116 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3)

Prerequisite(s): Placement or MATH 110 or MATH 111 


MATH 120 Introductory Calculus (4)

Prerequisite(s): Placement or C- or better in MATH 111 


MATH 250 Statistical Methods I (3)

Prerequisite(s): Placement or MATH 116 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120

MATH 350 Statistical Methods II (3)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 250; and either MATH 120 or MATH 116 with a C- or better; or permission of the instructor.


  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 115 in lieu of MATH 120.
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 217 in lieu of MATH 250.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from CSCI 399 may be applied towards the program requirements.
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