Mathematics/Data Science area

Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in data scientist/data analytics positions in industry and government. In the Data Science Area, students learn to integrate advanced computer technology with modern statistical and mathematical concepts, preparing them for an exciting career at the intersection of computer science and
statistics. Students get a foundation in computer programming, data analysis, and database systems, placing them at the forefront of a rapidly growing field.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Studies Requirements: 40-44 hrs
(see Academic Degrees and Programs in Bulletin)

University Studies selections must include:

  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills:
    MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Required Courses: 36 hrs

  • MAT 100T Transitions

  • STA 253 Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis

  • STA 265 Methods of Statistics and Data Science

  • MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

  • MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

  • MAT 312 Mathematical Reasoning

  • MAT 335 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra

  • MAT 442 Introduction to Numerical Analysis

  • STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I

  • STA 565 Applied Statistics I

  • STA 567 Introduction to Time Series Analysis

Co-requirements: 15 hrs

  • CSC 145 Introduction to Programming

  • CSC 233 Programming in Python

  • CSC 345 Data structures

  • CIS 407 Advanced Database Management Systems

  • CIS 508 Data Analysis and Classification for Machine Learning

Required Limited Electives: 9 hrs

  • Choose at least one from

    • STA 568 Bayesian Methods

    • MAT 518 Introduction to Graph Theory

    • CSC 415 Programming Languages

    • CIS 509 Data Management for Data Warehouses

    • CIS 543 Advanced Business Analytics

  • Choose at least one from

    • STA 541 Mathematical Statistics II

    • STA 566 Applied Statistics II

    • STA 569 Topics in Statistics

    • MAT 508 Introduction to Combinatorics

    • MAT 515 Theory of Numbers

    • MAT 528 Introduction to Game Theory

    • MAT 535 Linear Algebra

    • MAT 542 Numerical Analysis

    • MAT 545 Boolean Algebra with Applications to Digital Computer Design

    • MAT 570 Linear Programming

Unrestricted Electives: 16-19 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120 hrs

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