Students majoring in data science must complete a series of foundational lower-division courses their first year, followed by introductory domain area courses their second year, and more advanced and specialized courses in their third and fourth years.
All courses used to satisfy the major requirements must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a C- or better.
Data Science Core Courses
|DSCI 101||Foundations of Data Science I||Fall, Winter||None|
|DSCI 102||Foundations of Data Science II||Winter, Spring||DSCI 101|
|DSCI 311||Principles and Techniques of Data Science||Fall||DSCI 102, CS 211, MATH 252, MATH 342|
|DSCI 345||Probability and Statistics for Data Science||Fall||DSCI 102, CS 211, MATH 252, MATH 342|
|DSCI 372||Machine Learning for Data Science||Winter||DSCI 345|
Data Science Capstone
For some domains DSCI 411 may be taken in place of one of the four electives by students with a GPA of at least 3.75 over all in all data science degree courses. See specific domain pages for more details.
|DSCI 411||Data Science Capstone Project||N/A||N/A|
|MATH 251||Calculus I||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|MATH 252||Calculus II||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|MATH 341||Elementary Linear Algebra I||Fall, Winter, Summer|
|MATH 342||Elementary Linear Algebra II||Winter, Spring, Summer|
Computer Science Courses
|CS 210||Computer Science I||Fall, Winter|
|CS 211||Computer Science II||Winter, Spring|
|CS 212||Computer Science III||Fall, Spring|
*Course schedules are subject to change.
Computational and Inferential Depth
Select three courses from the below list:
|CS 314||Computer Organization||Fall, Winter||B- or better in CIS 210-212|
|CS 322||Introduction to Software Engineering||Winter, Spring||B- or better in CIS 210-212|
|CS 333||Applied Cryptography||Winter||B- or better in CIS 210-212|
|CS 330||C/C++ & Unix||Winter, Spring||CS 314|
|CS 415||Operating Systems||Fall, Spring||CS 330|
|CS 432||Intro to Internet||Fall||CS 330|
|Math 253||Calculus III||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer||Math 252|
|Math 307||Introduction to Proof||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer||Math 252|
|Math 458||Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography||Spring||Math 341|
|Math 461||Introduction to Statistical Methods I||Fall, Winter||Math 253, Math 307|
|Math 462||Introduction to Statistical Methods II||Winter, Spring||Math 461|
|Math 463||Introduction to Statistical Methods III||Spring||Math 342, Math 462|
* Course schedules are subject to change.
Requirements include two to three courses from the domain core and four courses from the domain electives. See domain pages for more information.
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Why Study Data Science?
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