M.S. minor curriculum

To satisfy all program requirements for the M.S. minor, students must:

  1. Complete 9 credits of coursework, including:
  2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA for all courses used for the data science minor
  3. Take all courses on the A/F grading scale (transfer coursework will not be accepted)

Please note: all courses must be taken through the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.

Statistics courses

Take one or more course(s) totaling three or more credits from the following list of courses:

  • STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
  • STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
  • STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
  • STAT 5511 - Time Series Analysis (3.0 cr)
  • STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
  • STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
  • STAT 8101 - Theory of Statistics I
  • STAT 8102 - Theory of Statistics II
  • PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
  • PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
  • PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (3.0 cr)

Algorithmics courses

Take one or more course(s) totaling three or more credits from the following list of courses:

  • CSCI 5521 - Introduction to Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
  • CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining (3.0 cr)
  • CSCI 5525 - Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
  • EE 8591 - Predictive Learning from Data (3.0 cr)
  • PUBH 7475 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3.0 cr)
  • PUBH 8475 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3.0 cr)

Infrastructure and Large Scale Computing courses

Take one or more course(s) totaling three or more credits from the following list of courses:

  • CSCI 5105 - Introduction to Distributed Systems (3.0 cr)
  • CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming (3.0 cr)
  • CSCI 5707 - Principles of Database Systems (3.0 cr)
  • CSCI 5708 - Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems (3.0 cr)
  • EE 5351 - Applied Parallel Programming (3.0 cr)
  • EE 8367 or CSCI 8205 - Parallel Computer Organization (3.0 cr)