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Minor in Data Science

American University of Sharjah
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
28 August 2022

28 August 2022

About this program

Minor in Data Science

Offered in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The minor in data science provides students with essential knowledge of data analytics and skills. The program covers a wide range of topics including data preparation and visualization, statistical modeling, programming, machine learning and data mining techniques.

Admission requirements

  • The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, including at least nine credit hours in courses at or above the 300 level.
  • At least nine credit hours of the 18 credit hours required for the minor must be successfully completed in residence at AUS.
  • At least six credit hours of the nine credit hours at or above the 300 level must be successfully completed in residence at AUS.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor.

Students seeking a minor in data science must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.

Minor Requirements (12 credit hours)

  • CMP 120 Programming I or MIS201 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
  • one of the following:
    • STA 201 Introduction to Statistics for Engineering and Natural Sciences
    • STA 202 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences
    • QBA 201 Quantitative Business Analysis
    • NGN 111 Introduction to Statistical Analysis, plus MTH 243 Introduction to Mathematical Programming or a one-credit CMP or COE directed study in data science
  • STA 301 Foundations of Statistics for Data Science
  • STA 401 Introduction to Data Mining or CMP 466 Machine Learning and Data Mining or MIS 388 Business Analytics

Minor Electives (minimum of 6 credit hours)

Students must successfully complete a minimum of six credit hours in courses selected from the following list. A minimum of three credit hours must be successfully completed in courses at the 300-level or above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fee : AED 96,140 per year


On completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • formulate and build statistical models for various real-life applications
  • apply relevant programming skills using professional data mining software such as R, Python and SAS
  • analyze big data using various data science techniques
  • demonstrate skills in interpreting and communicating the results of data analysis, orally and in writing.

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American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model. Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities...

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American University of Sharjah

University City PO Box 26666 Sharjah, UAE
26666 Sharjah Ash Shariqah
United Arab Emirates

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