Cross Disciplinary Studies Minor in Data Science
What is the Cross Disciplinary Studies Minor in Data Science?
Through an inter‐college collaboration, the Computer Science and Statistics departments offer a cross‐disciplinary minor in Data Science — a rapidly evolving discipline that uses elements of statistics and computer science to gather, organize, summarize, and communicate information from a variety of data sources and data types. Job opportunities for data scientists are growing as the availability of data becomes ever abundant via the internet, consumer transactions, sensor arrays, medical records, embedded biometrics, bionformatics, etc.
The CDSM provides an opportunity for both statistics and computer science students to complement their major training with foundational skills for data science. Statistics majors will acquire essential programming, database, distributed computing, and data mining skills from the Computer Science Department while computer science majors will acquire essential probability, regression modelling, statistical programming, and multivariate analysis skills from the Statistics Department.
- see more at: https://statistics.calpoly.edu/data-science-minor