Aug 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Data Analysis and Scientific Reasoning, Minor in


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Professor Eliot, Adviser

The minor in data analysis and scientific reasoning  engages students with both practical strategies for moving from data to scientific understanding and theoretical foundations of scientific reasoning. As an interdisciplinary program, the minor integrates philosophy of science, mathematics, and computing. The minor could be appropriate for students in any major wanting to learn how to assess data and the scientific basis of claims.

Minor Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 18


The minor consists of 18 semester hours of required and elective courses listed below, with at least six hours in-residence. No individual course may satisfy more than one category below. Students should also be aware that some courses listed below require prerequisites; see individual course listings. Students may use no more than three credits from 1-credit courses to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

A. Philosophy of Science - Semester Hours: at least 6


At least 6 s.h. are required from among the following courses:

B. Statistical Reasoning - Semester Hours: At least 6


At least 6 s.h. are required from among the following courses, including at least 3 s.h. in MATH:

C. Computing for Data Analysis - Semester Hours: 3


D. Electives - Semester Hours: At least 3


At least 3 s.h. are required from among the following courses, or additional courses from List A or B. Further courses, including special topics courses, may be eligible to be electives with the approval of the minor’s adviser.

Note


Consult program advisor for other elective courses.

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