Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Interdisciplinary Data Sciences

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Physics and Astrology
Academic Plan Code(s): PHYSMINIDS

The minor in Interdisciplinary Data Sciences combines foundational knowledge in statistics, scientific programming, and data science applications in astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology for exploring applications in natural science and social science disciplines.

The earn the minor, students must take at least 18 credit hours with a minimum of 4 credit hours from Supporting Courses and 3-6 credit hours from each of the other sections.

Program Requirements

Core Scientific Programming Courses3-6
Introduction to Scientific Computing and Data Analysis
Intermediate Scientific Computing and Data Analysis
Statistical Computing in R
Core Statistics Courses (Choose at least one)3-6
Statistical Data Analysis - WR
Introduction to Social Statistics
Intermediate Statistical Analysis
Computational Science Electives3-6
Introduction to Computer Programming for Psychology
Machine Learning in the Physical Sciences
Statistical Computing and Data Management with SAS
Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Sciences I
Supporting Courses4-7
Calculus I - QR
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.