Data Science B.S.

students by a computer

Starting Fall 2022

What is Data Science?

This new degree, which starts fall 2022, is a collaboration between the College of Business, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science and the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics. The data science program provides essential knowledge in statistics, mathematics, and computer science building a solid foundation so graduates can apply their expertise, including skills in programming, algorithms, data mining, and machine learning, to interpret data providing meaningful information for industry and/or research. The rigorous training in this program prepares students to be data scientists in for-profit companies, government, and other organizations. Students will be ready for graduate study in data science or computer science as well. The job outlook for data scientists is bright. Indeed listed Data Scientist as 8th on their list of Best Jobs of 2020 (https://www.indeed.com/lead/best-jobs-2020) and indicated the growth from 2016-2019 in job postings grew 77.57% with an average base salary of $105,510. LinkedIn lists Data Scientist third on their 2020 Emerging Jobs Report (https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/ me/business/en-us/talent- solutions/emerging-jobs-report/Emerging_Jobs_Report_U.S._ FINAL.pdf) with 37% growth. 
 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE COURSES

Core Curriculum Area A-E (42 hrs)
Area F
Satisfactorily complete the following courses:

CSCI 1301 Computer Science I 3
CSCI 1302 Computer Science II

3

CSCI 2351 Python Programming 3
CSCI 2800 Social & Professional Issues 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
  Total Credit Hours: 18

 

NOTE: Additional hours to complete the 18 hours required for Area F will be completed in the cognate areas.

Cognate Area 

Satisfactorily complete the following courses:

CSCI 2810

IS/CS Professional Development

1

CSCI 2811

IS/CS Career Preparation

1

MATH 1261

Calculus I

4

MATH 1262

Calculus II

4

MATH 2150

Linear Algebra

3

 

Total Credit Hours:

2-13

Note: Some courses may count in Area A, D, or F.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Computer Science Required Courses 

Satisfactorily complete the following courses:

CSCI 3410

Intro to Data Structures

3

CSCI 3680

Discrete Structures

4

CSCI 3710

Data Mining

3

CSCI 3711

Data Analysis

3

CSCI 4520

Analysis of Algorithms

3

CSCI 4710

Databases

3

CSCI 4711

Machine Learning

3

CSCI 4712

Big Data Analysis

3

  Total Credit Hours:

25

 

Mathematics and Statistics Required Courses (13 hrs)

Satisfactorily complete the following courses:

MATH 2263

Calculus III

4

MATH 4100

Linear Regression

3

MATH 4600

Probability

3

MATH 4700

Statistical Computing

3

 

Total Credit Hours:

13

 

Emphasis Area Electives 

Complete a concentration or a minor/major in any area (except computer science, math, or management information systems) OR complete 3 courses with the same prefix from those below:

BIOL 2100

Genetics

4

BIOL 3700

Evolution

3

BIOL 4227

Population Genetics

3

ECON 3600

Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 4340

Introductory Econometrics

3

 

ECON 3000-4000 level

3

MGMT 3141

Principles of Management

3

MGMT 3165

Oper Quality & Supply Chn Mgmt

3

MGMT 3175

Business Analytics

3

MKTG 3161

Principles of Marketing

3

MKTG 3162

Consumer Behavior

3

POLS 2101

Intro to Political Science

3

POLS 3000

Research Design

3

POLS 4000

Systematic Analysis

3

PSYC 2700

Stats Applied to Behavior Sci

3

PSYC 2800

Research Methods in Psychology

3

 

PSYC 3000-4000 level

3

 

Total Credit Hours:

9-15

All prerequisites apply.
 

Major Electives 

Additional CSCI or MATH courses at the 3000-4000 level

 

Total Credit Hours:

4-10

 

Captone Requirements 

Satisfactorily complete one (1) of the following courses:

CSCI 4950

Special Topics

1-4

CSCI 4960

Internship and/or Cooperative

1-15

CSCI 4999

Undergraduate Research

1-4

CSCI 4999

Undergraduate Research

1-4

MATH 4990

Senior Project

3

MATH 4999

Undergraduate Research

1-4

 

Total Credit Hours:

3