Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Data Science Major


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Faculty: Bonham-Carter, Graber, Green, Jumadinova, Kapfhammer, Luman

The Data Science major is a program in the Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study. Data Science majors may complete any minor to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different areas of study. However, students who major in Data Science may not double major or minor in Computer Science, Informatics, or Software Engineering.

Data Science Major Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively collects, organizes, analyzes and interprets both structured and unstructured datasets from diverse sources.
  • Can effectively and ethically use statistical data analysis techniques, modern machine learning algorithms, and state-of-the-art software tools and programming environments to design, build, evaluate, and deploy new predictive models.
  • Demonstrates and articulates the value of subject matter expertise in domains that apply data science techniques.
  • Can clearly and persuasively communicate the results of data analysis including critical examination and reflection on the ethical implications of such analysis.

The Data Science Major

The Data Science major, consisting of a minimum of 48 credits, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. At graduation, Data Science majors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the major. The calculation is based on the grades of all courses presented for the major. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. At most one of the foundation courses (CMPSC 100 , CMPSC 101 , or CMPSC 105 ) may be presented on the Credit/No Credit grade basis. A maximum of 16 transfer credits may be counted toward the major; exceptions must be approved by the department chair.

Data Science is associated with Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who major in Data Science may complete any minor to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different areas of study. However, students who major in Data Science may not double-major or minor in Computer Science, Informatics, or Software Engineering.

The Data Science major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and requires a minimum of 48 semester credit hours. To graduate with a major in Data Science, a student must have an earned GPA of at least 2.0 in required Data Science and other courses presented for the major. At most one of the foundation courses (CMPSC 100 , CMPSC 101 , or CMPSC 105 ) may be presented for the major on the Credit/No Credit grade basis. 

Program Requirements:


Foundation


Take all of the following three courses (12 credits):

 

Core


Take a total of five courses (20 credits), including a choice of a statistics course based on the chosen area of interest.

 

Project


Take all of the following three courses (12 credits):

 

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