Jenkins Nanovic Hall, opened in 2017, is home to the Data Science Minor.
The minor, housed in the Department of Sociology with support from the College of Engineering, is open to any undergraduate student — and can complement and enhance any major.
Emphasizing computational science, communication skills, and ethics, the five-course sequence includes classes in data science, programming, and statistics, as well as two electives that can be customized to your course of study.
Students complete the minor by choosing two electives that explore the applications of data science, communicating findings, and insights about privacy and ethics.
There are no prerequisites for the minor and it is open to all Notre Dame students.
Learn how to
- Understand data in its different forms
- Collect data
- Obtain data through scraping (using a program to download and process data from webpages) or mining (extracting and analyzing usable data from a large dataset)
- Parse and transform data into structures designed for analysis
- Draw meaning from data
- Visualize data to improve understanding
- Statistically analyze data to summarize, draw inferences, and make predictions
- Discover and characterize patterns in large data sets
- Collect, analyze, and present data in an ethically responsible manner and understand privacy issues
- Communicate effectively about data, methods, and conclusions
Plan and declare the Data Science minor
Dr. Mim Thomas
4060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Office: (574) 631-0803