Minor in Statistics and Data Science

Statistics, the science of making inferences and decisions under uncertainty, is becoming increasingly relevant in the modern world due to the widespread availability of and access to unprecedented amounts of data and computational resources. Unlike classical statistics, the need to process and manage massive amounts of data has become a key feature of modern statistics. This aspect of managing and processing data is popularly referred to as “data science.”

Through seven required subjects, the Minor in Statistics and Data Science provides students with a working knowledge base in statistics, probability, and computation, along with an ability to perform data analysis.

Foundation 1
Select one of the following:12
Introduction to EECS via Robotics
Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Foundation 2
Select one of the following:12
Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra and ODEs
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Statistics 1
Select one of the following: 112
Probability and Causal Inference
Introduction to Probability
Statistics for Brain and Cognitive Science
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
Applied Probability and Statistics
Statistics and Probability
Probability and Random Variables
Statistics 2
Select one of the following:12
Econometric Data Science
Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis
Fundamentals of Statistics
Computation & Data Analysis
Select two of the following:24
Engineering Computation and Data Science
Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers
Introduction to Inference
Introduction to Machine Learning
Advances in Computer Vision
Computational Systems Biology: Deep Learning in the Life Sciences
Advanced Econometrics
Optimization Methods in Business Analytics
Computational Modeling and Data Analysis in Aerospace Engineering 2
Matrix Methods in Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning
Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance 2
Capstone Subject
IDS.012[J]Statistics, Computation and Applications12
Total Units84

Consult minor advisor about potential substitutions.


Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program. 

A minimum of four subjects taken for the Statistics and Data Science Minor cannot also count toward a major or another minor.

See the Statistics and Data Science Minor webpage for additional information. Inquiries about the undergraduate program may be directed to the IDSS Academic Office.