The University of Calgary’s Minor in Data Science is designed to provide students with the opportunity to build the skills necessary to analyze, design, code, solve problems, and think critically with data.
This experiential learning model will provide knowledge and understanding of the nature of real-world analysis practices. Students will learn the team-based analysis and collaboration practices and build experience with real data analysis tools while working with subject matter experts across disciplines.
The minor culminates in a unique, 500-level, 3-unit, capstone course that will incorporate an experiential learning project with real-world data.
You may apply to add an existing course to the Field of Data Science by completing this form.
In order to qualify for the Minor in Data Science, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 units with a minimum GPA of 3.00 over the preceding up to 30 units.
Admission to the Minor in Data Science will be competitive, and meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Initially, the Minor program will be limited to 100 spaces per year.
The Minor in Data Science will require 30 units of coursework, with an emphasis on computing, statistics, and data processing skills. Twelve units may also come from a range of elective courses, which provide opportunities to explore the application of data science techniques in a variety of academic disciplines.
The Minor in Data Science requires the completion of four elective courses (see the above University Calendar regulations for a list of current elective courses under "Data Science Breadth Courses").