Bachelor of Science in Data Science

About

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is an interdisciplinary degree program. Courses come from both the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science. In this program, you’ll take mathematics, statistics and computer science classes. You’ll analyze and mine data. You’ll work with data that is high in volume, velocity and variety. You’ll also build models and computational skills used to reduce and manage large data sets stored in the cloud.


Data Science vs. Data Analytics

The BS in Data Science and BS in Data Analytics are somewhat different. For example, the BS in Data Science is more rooted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). You’ll take more mathematics and computer science courses in the data science degree than in the data analytics degree. No matter which degree you choose, you’ll develop a unique skill set. Both degrees meet different demands in the current workforce.

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses92 credits
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 225FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 385PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE I5
MATH 444NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 485PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE II5
MATH 486PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE III5
MATH 491SENIOR THESIS5
CSCD 110INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING5
CSCD 210PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES I5
CSCD 211PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES II5
CSCD 300DATA STRUCTURES5
CSCD 320ALGORITHMS5
CSCD 327RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEMS4
CSCD 429DATA MINING4
CSCD 430BIG DATA ANALYTICS4