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New Data Science Minor for Fall 2021

Posted by on Friday, January 29, 2021 in Admissions Life, Vandy Bloggers.

One strength of the Vanderbilt experience is a flexible, interdisciplinary academic experience. Whether you’re a neuroscientist with a passion for dance or a mechanical engineer who’s fascinated by pre-Columbian cultures, Vanderbilt’s diverse academic programs allow you can explore what matters most to you. Today, those options are growing even greater with the addition of VU’s new data science minor.

Like Vanderbilt’s business minor, the program in data science is trans-institutional and interdisciplinary, combining resources across the four undergraduate schools and colleges.

The new data science minor can be paired with any major at Vanderbilt. It will allow students to learn various data analysis techniques, including machine learning and data visualization, as well as gain scientific computing, programming and data management skills.

The data science minor requires a total of 19 credit hours, including the following courses:

  • Introduction to Data Science (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Computer Programming (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • Fundamentals of Data Science (4 credit hours)
  • Applied Machine Learning (3 credit hours)
  • a disciplinary or interdisciplinary elective, or research hours (3 credit hours)

Learn more about the minor at the data science program homepage.

This new minor joins a wide range of other options for minor programs of study at VU. Check out the full list of minors, as well as all of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate majors, at

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