Data Science (Minor)

Data Science (Minor)

Major in Analytics and Data Science Data Science Option

The objective of this minor is to provide a basic background in data science for those who are more interested in the theoretical underpinnings of analytics and data science.


Department of Computer Science
Kingsbury Hall N229, 33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862.3778

Curriculum & Requirements

Students must complete five courses (20 credits) with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 and with no grade below a C- grade. Transfer course approval for the minor is limited to at most, two relevant courses successfully completed at another accredited institution, subject to syllabi review and approval. Some preparation in MATH 425: Calculus I and programming (CS 414: From Problems to Algorithms to Programs, CS 415: Introduction to Computer Science I, or COMP 425: Introduction to Programming) is required.

CS 515Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms4
Select one course from the following:4
CS 417
From Programs to Computer Science (Durham Students)
CS 416
Introduction to Computer Science II
COMP 525
Data Structures Fundamentals (Manchester Students)
Select three courses from the following: 112
CS 730
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 750
Machine Learning
CS 753
Information Retrieval
CS 775
Database Systems
MATH 645
Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 736
Advanced Statistical Methods for Research
MATH 738
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
MATH 739
Applied Regression Analysis
DATA 750
Neural Networks
DATA 757
Big Data
Total Credits20

For more information, contact Wheeler Ruml, program coordinator and minor supervisor, at

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