Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Science


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A Bachelor of Science in Data Science degree program aims to produce graduates who can combine business expertise, quantitative reasoning, and computer software skills to extract meaningful insights from data. These skills prepare students to interpret business data in the 21st century, to compete in the marketplace with combined business and data science skills, and to apply these insights to answer business questions and solve business problems. Through course study and hands-on projects, students will master data science skills, including structured and unstructured data, statistical measurement, machine learning and deep learning, on-premise and cloud computing, and data visualization.  The new program will prepare students for career opportunities such as data analyst, business analyst, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, operations analyst, or other critical business analyst positions, and to pursue graduate studies in data science related fields. 

Students majoring in Data Science should complete 120 credit hours by taking 40 credit hours from the General Education Requirements (GER) in consultation with their academic advisors, 42 credit hours in the College of Business core courses, 30 credit hours in the Data Science program, 7 credit hours in general electives and 1 credit hour in CSU requirements.

Data Science Elective (Select any one; 3 credits)


General Electives (7 credits)


  • Any Computer Science, Mathematics, and Management Information Systems courses are recommended.

Level I (Freshman)


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level II (Sophomore)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Semester Credits: 16


Level III (Junior)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


  • Elective - COSC 199 Intro. to Computer Programming (recommended) 3 credit(s).

Total Semester Credits: 15


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


  • Elective - Any COSC, MATH or MISY course (recommended) 3 credit(s)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


  • Data Science Elective (DSCI 450 or 485) 3 credit(s)
  • Elective 1 credit(s)

Total Semester Credits: 13


Total Credits: 120


CSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

* FRSEM 101 - Freshman Seminar (1 hr.)

** Arts & Humanities - Select any one from the following: ART 103, MUSC 201, DANC 226, THEA 211, IDI 102/103, or Foreign Language 101.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a degree.

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