**Learning Outcomes:**- Build core, foundational skills and knowledge in statistical techniques and computer programming
- Implement these skills in disciplinary settings that align with their chosen areas of study

- Conduct data analysis and interpretation

- Effectively synthesize, present and communicate their results

- Understand the broader contexts and impact of big and complex data in scholarship and in our society

**To Complete the Minor:**

Please submit this form **only after you have completed all of the following courses** or once you are in your final semester of fulfilling these requirements.

Six courses are required in total for the minor:

**1 COURSE** from the Core Statistics Category

**1 COURSE** from the Core Computer Programming Category

**4 COURSES** from the following categories:

- Data Analysis
- Domain Expertise
- Big Data Ethics, Policy and Society
- Data Communication

At least one course should be from each of three different categories, while the fourth can come from any category.

__Students Graduating in/before August 2025:__

- No more than two courses can be concurrently used to meet core requirements for a major, though they may be used to satisfy elective requirements.
- Students who are majoring in a subject that requires an introductory programming course (such as CS 1110), must satisfy “Core Computing” with a more advanced programming course.

__Students Graduating in/after December 2025:__

- Students can overlap one course for
the “Core Statistics” category and one course for the “Core Computing” category
with their major coursework. This is a total of two courses. All other courses
taken for the minor (in the four remaining categories) will
__not__
be able to overlap with major coursework.

- Students who are majoring in a subject
that requires an introductory programming course (such as CS 1110), must
satisfy “Core Computing” with a course that lists CS 1110 or CS 2110 as a
prerequisite course.

******Please note: **Students are not permitted to minor in both Data Science and the Information Science Minor with the Data Science Concentration; you must choose only one of these two minors.**

Students may use one course from a study abroad semester for minor requirements, if approved by the appropriate Cornell department for course equivalency.