Data Science BS Requirements

Data Science Core (54 credits): All Data Science Majors take the core courses in the list below. A grade of C or better must be achieved in all MATH, COSC, and DTSC core courses.

Mathematics Sequence (18 credits):

  • MATH 115: Calculus I (4 cr)
  • MATH 116: Calculus II (4 cr)
  • MATH 215: Calculus III (4 cr)
  • MATH 135: Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
  • MATH 310: Linear Algebra (3 cr)

Statistics Core (12 credits)

  • MATH 301: Probability and Statistics I (3 cr)
  • MATH 302W: Probability and Statistics II (3 cr)
  • MATH 325W: Applied Statistics with Regression (3 cr)
  • Choose one of the following upper-level stats electives:
    MATH 445: Predictive Modeling and Classification (3 cr), or
    MATH 473: Statistical Computing (3 cr)

Computer Science Core (12 credits)

  • COSC 170: Computer Programming: Python (3 cr)
  • COSC 216: Data Structures in Python (3 cr)
  • COSC 300: Algorithms (3 cr)
  • COSC 423: Machine Learning (3 cr)

Data Science Core: (12 credits)

  • DTSC 110: Introduction to Data Science (3 cr)
  • DTSC 220: Data Visualization (3 cr)
  • DTSC 330: Big Data Analysis/Database Management (3 cr)
  • DTSC 430: Data Science Capstone Project (3 cr)
Additional Coursework

The B.S. major must also adhere the college core for the Bachelor of Science Department of Mathematics and Computer