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Kennesaw State Data Science Student Resources

DATA 1501 – Intro to Data Science

The School of Data Science and Analytics is proud to introduce a new course at Kennesaw State University, an Introduction to Data Science. KSU, in combination with other universities in the University System of Georgia, have identified a need to prepare the general population of students with basic data analysis skills to keep them competitive in the growing data-driven workplace. After consulting with various departments at KSU, we were able to determine a need for students to not only have a solid foundation in data literacy, but also the ability to manipulate data in Excel.

Course Description:

DATA 1501 is intended to provide an introduction to the field of Data Science. Students will develop skills in appropriate technology and basic statistical methods by completing hands-on projects focused on real-world data and addressing the social consequences of data analysis and application. DATA 1501 will teach students how to independently manipulate data in Excel, in addition to exploring larger data sets and more advanced topics using other statistical software packages. The goal is to show students ways in which data can be managed, as well as the wealth of information that can be obtained by carefully managing the data. While some statistics topics will be explored, it will be done from a perspective of applying the statistics concepts.

Who should take this course?

Everyone! The only prerequisite to this course is the completion of an Area A2 mathematics course (MATH 1001, 1101, 1111, 1113, or STAT 1401). Any student may take DATA 1501 to satisfy their Area D gen ed requirement or as an elective credit. When taken in succession after STAT 1401, the combination of the courses provide a statistics pathway for major programs that require a basic knowledge of these skills. The course was designed with the non-stem major in mind, so have no fear – all students are welcome here.


Please contact Nicole Carder, DATA 1501 Course Coordinator, at

Statistics Tutoring Lab

Assists With 

  • STAT 1401
  • STAT 3125

Services & Resources
Online and face-to-face tutoring offered. Online is by appointment only.


Face-to-Face in Clendenin 3060 (Kennesaw Campus)

  • Mondays - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays - 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Online on Microsoft Teams

  • Mondays - 8:00 - 10:00 am & 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays - 4:00 - 7:00 pm

To make an online appointment:

1. Download and ensure you can log into Microsoft Teams (you will log in using the same information as your KSU email) There is also a phone application you can download, if easier! Find more information on Teams here

2. Once you have Teams installed, you can access the online tutoring in one of two ways:

  • Go to this link OR  
  • Once you are in Teams, click the tab/icon that says Teams. In the top right corner, you will see "Join or Create Team". Please click it and use the Join a team with a code option.
  • THE TEAM CODE IS: 9nu5ljv

3. When you enter the Team, you will notice a “General” chat page. We are using this chat page as our sign-in sheet. ONLY CHAT ONE TIME PER VISIT.

  • You will chat that you are "Here for Stat Tutoring" and a tutor will send you an individual message to initiate a call.
  • Tutoring will be first come, first served so if you do not receive an immediate chat from a tutor, please be patient as they will reach out to you when you are next in line.
  • If the demand for tutoring is high, tutoring will be limited to 15 minutes at a time.  Please have questions ready when the tutor contacts you.

Contact or Dr. Linda Galloway at