Sep 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Science, B.S.


A major in data science requires between 75 and 82 credit hours, depending upon ACT/SAT scores or successful completion of placement testing. Students in data science study a core of courses that include statistics, data analytics, and programming courses. Students are required to choose one of following application areas: Biology, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Business Informatics (BI).  Students will also select two guided electives.

Depending upon the selection of the two guided elective courses, the student may also earn a minor in applied statistics, business informatics, computer science, or mathematics.

Special graduation requirements: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course that counts as part of a major or minor for all programs offered by the department. 

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Degree Requirements (75-82 credits)


Courses in Other Disciplines (3 credits)


Application Area (11-15 hours)


Complete one of the following three application areas.