Dec 02, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science, Minor


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The minor in Data Science is designed to be paired with a wide variety of majors across William & Mary, so there are no restrictions on the primary major pursued in conjunction with the Data Science minor. Under most circumstances, the Data Science minor should be declared no later than the second semester of the Junior year to ensure the minor can be completed. Two courses may be counted toward both your primary major and minor; some courses may be substituted with permission from the director. Courses chosen need to be approved by the student’s advisor, and should have a quantitative focus. Please reach out to one of the Faculty Affiliates listed at ds.wm.edu to find an advisor.

Additional Credits: at least 5


Students must select two or more courses overlapping with the pedagogic pillars of the Data Science program (Computation, Application, Communication, Deliberation), which must have a focus on the analysis of temporal, spatial, or numerical data. Students should consider fulfilling this requirement within their home major department when feasible. Some example courses include DATA 211, DATA 311, DATA 330, DATA 340, DATA 431, DATA 440, GIS 201, GIS 405, GIS 410, GIS 420, MATH 211, MATH 351, MATH 352, CSCI 241, CSCI 243, CSCI 343, ECON 308, ECON 331, ECON 407, ECON 408 (although this is not an exhaustive list). Courses chosen need to be approved by the student’s advisor, and should have a quantitative focus. Please reach out to one of the Faculty Affiliates listed at ds.wm.edu to find an advisor.

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Faculty Affiliates of the Data Science Program are available to advise students - the full list of affiliates can be found at ds.wm.edu.  It is highly recommended that you contact an advisor with expertise that closely matches your primary major and/or long term career goals before matriculation into the program.  

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