A minor in Data Science can complement various majors, enhancing one’s analytical and computational skills to apply data-driven insights across diverse fields such as business, healthcare, finance, and social sciences.

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Jan Plane, associate professor of computer science, was the keynote speaker at the workshop “A Deep Dive by EDU Change Makers,” hosted April 27 by […]


Brett Barwick

Barwick, Brett

Associate Professor of Physics, Harrison E. Farnsworth 1918 Endowed Chair in Physics

Colleen Byron

Byron, Colleen

Professor of Chemistry, L. Leone Oyster 1919 Chair in Chemistry

Christina Othon Portrait

Othon, Christina

Associate Professor of Physics

Jandelyn Plane

Plane, Jandelyn Dawn

Associate Professor of Computer Science

David Scott Portrait

Scott, David W.

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Mathematical Sciences Department

Patrick Willoughby

Willoughby, Patrick

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. We also work collaboratively with Ripon College Career and Professional Development to help match your interests and skills to concrete goals and construct a plan for professional success offering personalized career counseling, off-campus learning opportunities and an online job board with potential to connect with local, national and international employers.

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Requirements for a Data Science Minor
Total Credits Total Credits for a Data Science Minor: 21 credits
Core Classes CSC 101, 209, 236; MTH 120, 220 plus a 1 credit
capstone experience will be an add-on project in whichever of the courses CSC 236 and MTH 220 is
taken last in the minor.