Your DATS Contacts:

Ammarah Aftab
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2431

Dr. Susan Davidson
Office: 566 Levine
Office Hours: Thursdays, 11am - noon



Data Science (DATS) Minor

The requirement for the DATS minor is 6 course units (cu) which include:

  • CIS 120 Programming Languages and Techniques
  • CIS 419 Introduction to Machine Learning OR STAT 471 Modern Data Mining or CIS 520 Machine Learning
  • NETS 212 Scalable and Cloud Computing OR CIS 545
  • ENM 321 Engineering Statistics OR ESE 302 Engineering Applications of Statistics OR STAT 431 Statistical Inference
  • Data Science elective from two of the below categories**
  • Data Science elective from two of the below categories**

Data-Centric Programming Category** (Select one course)

CIS 105

Computational Data Exploration


EAS 105

Introduction to Scientific Computing

OIDD 311

Business Computer Languages

STAT 405

Statistical Computing with R

STAT 470

Data Analytics and Statistical Computing

ENG 305

Foundations of Data Science

Statistics Category ** (Select one course)

MATH 430

Introduction to Probability

ESE 301

Engineering Probability

ESE 302

Engineering Applications of Statistics

ENM 321

Engineering Statistics

STAT 430


STAT 431

Statistical Inference

STAT 471

Modern Data Mining

STAT 476

Applied Probability Models in Marketing

Data Collection, Representation, Management and Retrieval Category** (Select one course)

CIS 450/550

Database and Information Systems

CIS 455

Internet and Web Systems

NETS 212

Scalable and Cloud Computing

NETS 213

Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

OIDD 105

Developing Tools for Data Access and Analysis (VBA and SQL Programming)

STAT 434

Financial and Economic Time Series

STAT 475

Sample Survey Design

Data Analysis Category** (Select one course)

CIS 419/519

Introduction to Machine Learning

or CIS 520

Machine Learning

CIS 430

Introduction to Human Language Technology

CIS 421

Artificial Intelligence

MKTG 212

Data and Analysis for Marketing Decisions

MKTG 309

Special Topics: Experiments for Business Decision Making

OIDD 410

Decision Support Systems

STAT 422

Predictive Analytics for Business

STAT 435

Forecasting Methods for Management

STAT 471

Modern Data Mining

STAT 474

Modern Regression for the Social, Behavioral and Biological Sciences

STAT 520

Applied Econometrics I

Modeling Category** (Select one course)

NETS 312

Theory of Networks

MKTG 271

Models for Marketing Strategy

OIDD 325

Computer Simulation Models

OIDD 353

Mathematical Modeling and its Application in Finance

STAT 433

Stochastic Processes

STAT 436

Introduction to Large-Scale Data Science

To apply for a DATS minor, students should complete the Application for a Minor form and bring it to Ms. Ammarah Aftab in 308 Levine.