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DSA Minors and Certificates

The Data Science Academy is collaborating with several NC State colleges to develop data science minors and certificates.

Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science in Business

The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science in Business is a 12 credit interdisciplinary credential that offers a path towards developing essential skills in data science with depth in Business (BUS) content. Students who pursue this certificate will have the opportunity to learn from data science instructors & practitioners, and Business faculty in industry & academia, alongside their peers from various colleges. Students will pursue courses in data management, communication, applications, ethics, business, and more, in addition to choosing from electives of interest.

Required DSC Courses: At least 1 course from each category. Required Depth Courses: 2 courses
CodeTitleHours
Required DSC Courses6hrs
Data Communication
DSC 202Introduction to Data Visualization
DSC 205Data Communication
Ethics, Policy and Privacy
DSC 225Data Science for Social Good
Data Management and Analysis
DSC 201Introduction to R/Python for Data Science*DSC 201 will not count for students who take ST 308 as a coreq for BUS 351
Machine Learning and AI
DSC 412Exploring Machine Learning
Electives or Internships & Capstones
DSC 405Data Wrangling and Web Scraping
DSC 295Introductory Special Topics in Data Science*See Upcoming Courses list and Note 1, below.
DSC 495Special topics in Data Science
DSC 595Graduate Special Topics in Data Science
Required Depth Courses6hrs
BUS 351Introduction to Business AnalyticsPrerequisites: BUS 340 and [BUS 350, ST 312, ST 370, or ST 372]
Corequisite: ST 307 or ST 308
BUS 458Analytics: From Data to DecisionsPrerequisites: BUS 351
Total Hours12hrs

Notes

  • Note 1: DSC 295, DSC 495, and DSC 595 courses must be individually approved for the certificate.
  • Note 2: Students pursuing multiple Data Science Academy credentials must have at least 2 distinct 1-credit DSC courses and 2 distinct 3-credit depth courses between any two credentials (8 distinct credits total).
  • Note 3: Per university requirements courses already used to satisfy two or more credit requirements cannot also be used to satisfy the data science certificate (or any third requirement).

Undergraduate Minor of Data Science in Analytics and Decision-Making

The Undergraduate Minor of Data Science in Analytics and Decision-Making is a 15 credit interdisciplinary credential that offers a path towards developing essential skills in data science with depth in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) content. Students who pursue this minor will have the opportunity to learn from data science instructors & practitioners and ISE faculty in industry and academia, alongside their peers from various colleges. Students will pursue courses in data management, communication, applications, ethics, engineering, and more, in addition to choosing from electives of interest.

Required DSC Courses: At least 1 course from each category. Required Depth Courses: 3 courses
CodeTitleHours
Required DSC Courses6hrs
Data Communication
DSC 202Introduction to Data Visualization
DSC 205Data Communication
Ethics, Policy and Privacy
DSC 225Data Science for Social Good
Data Management and Analysis
DSC 406Exploratory Data Analysis for Big Data
Machine Learning and AI
DSC 412Exploring Machine Learning
Electives or Internships & Capstones
DSC 405Data Wrangling and Web Scraping
DSC 410Data Internship Preparation for Social Impact
DSC 201Introduction to R/Python for Data Science*Students cannot count both DSC 201 and ISE 135 towards the minor
Permanent DSC courses not listed here and not used for the first four categories can be used to satisfy the elective or internships/capstones requirement. Visit the Upcoming Courses website to see all DSC Courses.
Required Depth Courses9hrs
ISE 135Computer-based Modeling for Engineers*Students cannot count both DSC 201 and ISE 135 towards the minor
ISE 361Deterministic Models in Industrial EngineeringRequires ISE 135; or Instructor permission and DSC 201; or Instructor permission and introductory knowledge of Python programming
ISE 417Database Applications in Industrial and Systems Engineering
ISE 435Python Programming for Industrial and Systems Engineers
ISE 437 Data Analytics for Industrial Engineering
ISE 447Applications of Data Science in Healthcare
BAER Coding for Data Management and Analysis
ECE 411Introduction to Machine Learning
Total Hours15hrs

Notes

  • Note 1: Students in the ISE major and ISE minor cannot count the following courses towards the data science minor: ISE 135, ISE 361.
  • Note 2: Students pursuing multiple Data Science Academy credentials must have at least 2 distinct 1-credit DSC courses and 2 distinct 3-credit depth courses between any two credentials (8 distinct credits total).
  • Note 3: Per university requirements courses already used to satisfy two or more credit requirements cannot also be used to satisfy the data science certificate (or any third requirement).

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