The Data Science Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

The data science interdisciplinary minor is open to students from all academic divisions who wish to develop skills in using and analyzing data.

Such data skills can complement and enhance liberal arts study across a broad range of subject matters and interests. In the humanities, the minor provides technical skills that can powerfully complement the writing, creativity and critical analysis encouraged in humanities courses. In social sciences, the minor promotes facility with data supplements and enhances your ability to analyze and understand societal questions and problems. In natural sciences and mathematics, the minor deepens data management skills and can improve quantitative analysis in all major fields.

Whatever your major, a data science minor provides transferable skills such as understanding data and its different forms, communicating effectively about data, methods, and conclusions and drawing meaning from data.

Courses & Requirements

Application Process

If you wish to declare a data science minor you must first complete the application. You should do this in discussion with one of our coordinators, Prof. Laurie Heyer (Mathematics and Computer Science) at laheyer@davidson.edu or Prof. Pat Sellers (Political Science) at pasellers@davidson.edu as early as possible, and no later than the fall semester of senior year.

 

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