While earning a “D” is considered passing by University Policy, a “D” grade is not acceptable to fulfill DSC minor requirements. Students must earn a grade of a “C-” or better in all courses required for the minor (lower division, upper division, sequences, and electives). Students who receive a letter grade of a “D” technically meet prerequisite requirements to move forward to additional courses, but still MUST retake the course to meet minor requirements. We strongly suggest that students retake such courses as soon as possible to ensure that they are prepared for subsequent courses.
The DSC minor is intended for students whose primary area of interest lies outside data science, but who are interested in acquiring competence in methods of data analysis. The DSC minor requires completion of 56 units. Courses must be taken for a letter grade with a minimum passing grade of C–.