Undergraduate Minor in Data Science

Iowa State students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program can pursue a minor in data science. You will interact with faculty and students from multiple colleges and degree programs, giving you a diverse and comprehensive experience.

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9 credits of core classes

DS 201 Introduction to Data Science
DS 202 Data Acquisition & Exploratory Data Analysis
DS 301 Applied Data Modeling & Predictive Analysis


6 Credits of Electives

Electives will vary dependent upon the interests that you select.

Ian Cornish

"A minor in data science adds another unique skill set to differentiate me from the competition when I'm looking for a job."

— Ian Cornish 
'19 Management Information Systems

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IBM projects that by 2020 the number of annual job openings for all data savvy professionals in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings 2,720,000.

— Forbes Magazine