Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Sciences Minor

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The demand for employees trained in data science has grown considerably in recent years. This minor will serve students by offering them specific training in data science.

Data science training should include components related to statistics, computing, and preferably, a specific field of application (e.g., business, biology, health, etc.). The minor is flexible in that it allows a student to get core training in data science programming and statistics, while allowing students to develop additional data science-related skills from other disciplines, or to focus on specific skills within data science.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your CLAS advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, including a minimum of 12 MATH credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper division (3000-level and above) MATH credit hours. Most upper-division courses have lower-division pre-requisites.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division level MATH credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Be aware of no co-credit policies. Here is a non-exclusive list of our most common no co-credit policies: no co-credit between (1) 3800 and 4810, (2) 3195 and 3200, (3) 3191 and 3195, (4) 4387 and 4830.

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