Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Publication: 2021-2022 Academic Bulletin Program: Data Science BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Data Science BS

Data Scientists provide insight and predictions from data. They work in research labs, startups, corporations, universities, governments, and nonprofits. A degree in data science provides students with skills for acquiring, managing, visualizing, mining, and modeling data. Students in this program learn tools and techniques for working with Big Data and using machine learning for making predictions. The program consists of a core set of data science, computer science, mathematics, and statistics courses and the choice of one track where students learn discipline-specific techniques and issues.

The Data Science BS program is shared between the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Computing in the College of Professions.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 56

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CPTR 151 - Computer Science I Credits: 3
CPTR 152 - Computer Science II Credits: 3
CPTR 230 - Data Science Fundamentals Credits: 3
CPTR 276 - Data Structures and Algorithms Credits: 3
CPTR 350 - Big Data Management Credits: 3
CPTR 420 - Data Visualization and Mining Credits: 3
CPTR 430 - Analysis of Algorithms Credits: 3
CPTR 435 - Machine Learning Credits: 3
CPTR 487 - Artificial Intelligence Credits: 3
INFS 428 - Database Systems Design and Development Credits: 3
MATH 191 - Calculus I Credits: 4
MATH 192 - Calculus II Credits: 4
MATH 215 - Introduction to Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MATH 355 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics Credits: 3
MATH 389 - Mathematics Colloquium (2 semesters) Credits: 0
MATH 426 - Mathematical Modeling in Biology Credits: 3
STAT 285 - Introduction to Applied Statistics Credits: 3
STAT 340 - Probability Theory with Statistical Applications Credits: 3

 

Math Electives - 3

  • Choose 3 credits of MATH courses in consultation with advisor.
  • Cognates - 12-16

    The cognate requirements include a course addressing ethics, a course about human behavior/thinking, and a course with the scientific method.

    Note: Three of the four cognate course requirements also count for general education requirements.

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

    Choose one of the following courses:

    HONS 380 - Topic in Bioethics & Christian Faith Credits: 3
    HONS 415H - Thinking Theologically: Christian Life and Faith Credits: 3
    RELT 340 - Religion and Ethics in Modern Society Credits: 3
    RELT 385 - Bioethics and Christian Faith Credits: 3

     

    Choose three of the following courses, with at least one from each group:

     

    Group A:

    ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Credits: 3
    BHSC 225 - Global Social Issues Credits: 3
    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
    SOCI 119 - Principles of Sociology Credits: 3
    PBHL 105 - Intro to Public Health Credits: 3

     

    Group B:

    BIOL 165 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
    BIOL 166 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
    CHEM 131 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4
    CHEM 132 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4
    PHYS 141 - General Physics I Credits: 4
    PHYS 142 - General Physics II Credits: 4
    PHYS 241 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and PHYS 271 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory I Credits: 1 Credits: 4
    PHYS 242 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and PHYS 272 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory II Credits: 1 Credits: 4

    Application Area - 12+

    At least 12 credits of courses in an area of application of data science. These courses complete a minor, a concentration, a certificate, or the educational goal of pre-medicine. Course plans are available for the following areas: Accounting, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Data-driven Development, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Physics, Pre-medicine, and Public Health.

    Choose one area (pre-medicine students are not required to complete a concentration):

    Accounting - 18

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ACCT 121 - Principles of Accounting I Credits: 3
    ACCT 122 - Principles of Accounting II Credits: 3
    ACCT 321 - Intermediate Accounting I Credits: 3
    ACCT 322 - Intermediate Accounting II Credits: 3
    ACCT 465 - Auditing Credits: 3
    ACCT 476 - Accounting Information Systems Credits: 3

    Behavioral Sciences - 12

    This application area requires 12 credits beyond the cognate plus 3 elective credits from Behavioral Sciences.

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    GEOG 435 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3
    PSYC 432 - Research Methods II: Introduction Credits: 3
    PSYC 433 - Research Methods III: Advanced Research Design Credits: 3
    PSYC 434 - Research Methods IV: Advanced Statistical Analysis and SPSS Credits: 3

     

    Choose two of the following courses:

    ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Credits: 3
    BHSC 225 - Global Social Issues Credits: 3
    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
    SOCI 119 - Principles of Sociology Credits: 3

    Biology - 15

    This application area requires 15 credits beyond cognate courses.

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    BIOL 165 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
    BIOL 166 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
    BIOL 371 - Genetics Credits: 3
    BIOL 372 - Cell and Molecular Biology Credits: 3
    BIOL 415 - Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Credits: 3
    BIOL 430 - Molecular Laboratory Techniques Credits: 3

    Data-Driven Development - 15

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CPTR 252 - Mobile Application Development Credits: 3
    CPTR 440 - Operating Systems Credits: 3
    CPTR 460 - Software Engineering Credits: 3

     

    Take three of the following courses:

    CPTR 251 - Server Application Development Credits: 3
    CPTR 345 - Virtual and Augmented Reality Credits: 3
    CPTR 425 - Programming Languages Credits: 3
    INFS 330 - Introduction to Web Development Credits: 3

    Finance - 18

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ACCT 205 - Accounting for Decision Making and Control Credits: 3
    ECON 415 - Introduction to Econometrics Credits: 3
    FNCE 317 - Business Finance Credits: 3
    FNCE 394 - Futures and Options Markets Credits: 3
    FNCE 397 - Investments Credits: 3
    FNCE 429 - Portfolio Theory Credits: 3

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 12

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    INEN 221 - Introduction to Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Foundations of Play Credits: 3
    INEN 225 - Prototyping and Tinkering Credits: 3
    INEN 309 - The Implementation Tool Box Credits: 3
    INEN 455 - Advanced Project - The Launch Credits: 3

    Marketing - 18

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    MKTG 310 - Principles of Marketing Credits: 3
    MKTG 320 - Consumer Behavior Credits: 3
    MKTG 368 - Integrated Marketing Communication Credits: 3
    MKTG 456 - Marketing Research Credits: 3

     

    Choose 6 elective credits from the following courses:

    BSAD 410 - Entrepreneurship Credits: 3
    MKTG 325 - Marketing for Social Change Credits: 3
    MKTG 335 - E-Marketing Credits: 3
    MKTG 370 - Brand Management Credits: 3
    MKTG 440 - Marketing Management Credits: 3
    MKTG 450 - Retailing Credits: 3
    MKTG 465 - International Marketing Credits: 3

    Physics - 12

    This application area requires 12 credits beyond cognate courses.

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    PHYS 241 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and PHYS 271 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory I Credits: 1 Credits: 4
    PHYS 242 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and PHYS 272 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory II Credits: 1 Credits: 4
    PHYS 277 - Physics Colloquium (every semester) Credits: 0
    PHYS 311 - Classical Mechanics I Credits: 3
    PHYS 325 - Astrophysics Credits: 3
    PHYS 330 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Credits: 3
    PHYS 377 - Advanced Physics Laboratory I Credits: 1
    PHYS 477 - Advanced Physics Laboratory II Credits: 1
    PHYS 495 - Physics Research Credits: 0–3

    Public Health - 15

    The application area requires 15 credits beyond cognate and core courses.

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    FDNT 440 - Topics in (Nutrition Informatics) Credits: 1–3
    FDNT 498 - Research Methods Credits: 3
    PBHL 105 - Intro to Public Health Credits: 3
    PBHL 308 - Environmental Health Credits: 3
    PBHL 321 - Epidemiology Credits: 3
    PBHL 345 - Health Behavior & Chronic Diseases Credits: 3

     

    Choose one of the following courses:

    PBHL 320 - Water & Air Quality Credits: 3
    PBHL 425 - Environmental Risk & Policy Credits: 3

    Additional Requirements

    No grade lower than C- may be counted toward major, cognate, or application area requirements.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of this program will:

    • Know how to collect, clean, anonymize, and manage data from different sources in a convenient system for analysis.
    • Understand issues and solutions for storing, managing, and analyzing large-scale data sets.
    • Apply techniques to understand, visualize, identify, and communicate trends in data.
    • Identify appropriate tools, algorithms, mathematical techniques and models to perform desired analysis; understanding limitations and pitfalls.
    • Know what questions can be asked within an appropriate ethical, legal, and Christian framework.
    • Respect individual rights and privacy when collecting and handling human data.
    • Consider the implications of decisions made using data.
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