New minor in statistics and data science

New minor in statistics and data science March 31, 2016 New minor in statistics and data science Citing “widespread availability of and access to unprecedented amounts of data and computational resources,” MIT will offer a new minor in Statistics and Data Science through the MIT Center for Statistics. The new minor will combine both classical statistics with the “increasingly relevant” field of data science, which is concerned with the management and processing of data. To complete this new minor, students must take a total of six classes. Five come from four distinct categories: Foundation, Statistics 1, Statistics 2, and Computation & Data Analysis. Students must also take a new capstone course, Computation and Applications (IDS.012). Through courses like 6.01 Introduction to EECS I and 18.06 Linear Algebra in the Foundation…


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