Data Science, B.S.I.

B.S.I. Degree Requirements (Data Science Major)

Required Courses
Minimum 124 semester hours to include the following:
Humanities, Social Science, and Science
Research Writing - one course
Select 3 hours from the corresponding College of Arts & Sciences distribution list3
Literature in Context - one course
Select 3 hours from the corresponding College of Arts & Sciences distribution list3
Communication & Media Literacy -- one course
Select 3 hours from the corresponding College of Arts & Sciences distribution list3
Contemporary Social Issues -- one course
Select 3 hours from the corresponding College of Arts & Sciences distribution list3
PSC 1387The U.S. Constitution, Its Interpretation, and the American Political Experience3
PHI 1310Computer Ethics3
ECO 1305Issues in Economics for Non-Business Majors3
REL 1310The Christian Scriptures3
REL 1350The Christian Heritage3
Foreign Language (one language through 1302 or equivalent)3-6
Lab Sciences
Select eight hours of corresponding lecture/labs from the following:8
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
The Dynamic Earth
The Earth Through Time
and The Earth Through Time, Laboratory
General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I
General Physics I
General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II
General Physics II
Computer Science
CSI 1401Introduction to Programming I4
CSI 1402Introduction to Programming II4
CSI 2300Introduction to Data Science3
CSI 3374Software Project Management3
A grade of “C” or better is required in all computer science hours counted toward major.
Data Science
DSC 2334Computing and Computer Fundamentals3
DSC 2350Discrete Structures for Data Science3
DSC 3310Cloud Computing3
DSC 3334Algorithms and Data Structures3
DSC 3335Database Design & Application3
DSC 3344Analytics for Machine Learning3
DSC 4320Data Visualization3
DSC 4354Cybersecurity for Data Science3
DSC 43C8Big Data3
DSC 43C9Data Science Capstone3
A grade of “C” or better is required in all Data Science hours counted toward major.
Mathematics and Statistics
MTH 1321Calculus I3
MTH 1322Calculus II3
MTH 2311Linear Algebra3
STA 3381Probability and Statistics3
STA 4373Computational Methods in Statistics3
Other Requirements
Lifetime Fitness
Select one semester hour
Chapel
Complete two semesters of Chapel2
Required Minor
Select 18-21 semester hours18-21
Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science will not apply.
Advanced Work
"3000” or “4000” numbered courses minimum 36 semester hours
The requirements for a minor and advanced work are the same as for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree.
Total Hours117-123