In today’s data-driven society, Data Science provides a foundation for problem solving that impacts virtually all areas of the economy, including science, engineering, medicine, banking, finance, sports and the arts. Data science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on analysing large amounts of data to identify inherent patterns, extract underlying models, and make relevant predictions.
The data science minor is designed to prepare students in wide disciplines who want to gain practical know-how of data analytics methods as it relates to their field of interest. It is designed to empower them to employ computational thinking and data science tools to solve practical business problems. The coursework consists of courses that cover the spectrum of Data Science to equip the students with knowledge of data analysis techniques and data-centric computation to address problems that require large data.