May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Data and Society Minor

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The Honors College  > Data and Society Minor

The Data and Society minor combines critical thinking with real world engagement to create relevant skills for interpreting and understanding data science. Students will gain a basic understanding of data science approaches and how they impact humanities-informed decision-making. The humanities emphasis allows students to see the broad social impact of data science, including how the new techniques are embedded in broader economic and political systems, while the integration of basic data analytics techniques and a project-based curriculum engages the students in basic skills acquisition and exposes them to the best use of data science to address important challenges in today’s world.

As with all minors in the Honors College, the courses are grounded in cross-disciplinary approaches open to all students, regardless of affiliation.


Eligibility and Application Process

In order to apply for the Minor in Data and Society,  students must have:

  1. Good Academic Standing
  2. Met application deadlines: Applications will be accepted beginning on October 1 and March 1 for admission in the subsequent semester.
  3. Been admitted into the Minor prior to the completion of the final 9 credits of Minor coursework.


Students should consult the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements  section of this catalog for general information on the requirements for minors.

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