Bachelor of Science in Data Science
The McKelvey School of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences developed a new major that efficiently captures the intersection of mathematics and statistics with computer science for data science. The Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) will give students the formal foundation needed to understand the applicability and consequences of the various approaches to analyzing data with a focus on statistical modeling and machine learning.
McKelvey Engineering students who declare this major must fulfill the core course requirements listed below and all other requirements for the Applied Science degree in the McKelvey School of Engineering. They must also complete Engr 310 Technical Writing and 8 units of courses designated as NSM (Natural Sciences & Math) from Anthropology (L48 Anthro), Biology and Biomedical Sciences (L41 Biol), Chemistry (L07 Chem), Earth and Planetary Sciences (L19 EPSc), Physics (L31 Physics) or Environmental Studies (L82 EnSt).
Arts & Sciences students who declare this major must fulfill the distribution requirements and all other requirements for an AB degree in addition to the specific requirements listed below.
Data Science Core Requirements
|Math 131||Calculus I||3|
|Math 132||Calculus II||3|
|Math 233||Calculus III||3|
|CSE 131||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|CSE 247||Data Structures and Algorithms||3|
|CSE 217A||Introduction to Data Science||3|
|CSE 314A||Data Manipulation and Management||3|
|Math 309||Matrix Algebra||3|
|Math 3211||Statistics for Data Science I||3|
|Math 4211||Statistics for Data Science II||3|
|Math 439||Linear Statistical Models||3|
|CSE 417T||Introduction to Machine Learning (or Math 4601)||3|
Data Science Technical Electives
Four courses from Mathematics & Statistics or Computer Science & Engineering can be chosen from an approved list, with the following caveats:
- At least one course from Mathematics & Statistics (at the 400 level or above)
- At least one course from CSE (ending in S, T, M, or A)
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Requirement
- One course (3 units) from an approved list
- 3 units of CSE 400E Independent Study taken at the same time the student is embedded in a research group (on campus or in a company) or industry, with a sponsor or adviser serving as the student's mentor