Data Science - Undergraduate Programs

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Bachelor's Degrees in Data Science

The Bachelors of Science in Data Science requires students to select a Domain Concentration, where the Domain is one of the supported majors in the College of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology). Beyond the UTA Core Curriculum requirements, the degree requires a sequences of courses in Mathematics, Data Science, and the chosen Domain Concentration. In addition, students must complete a year long Capstone project in collaboration with a supervisor within the College of Science or an Industry Partner. 

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Core Data Science Course Requirements

Regardless of the chosen concentration, all students seeking a Bachelors of Science in Data Science will be required to complete the following courses.

DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23

Math Requirements

All concentrations are required to take MATH 1426. The Math and Physics concentrations require either MATH 3330 or MATH 3319 and their prerequisites, while all other concentrations require DATA 3311.

All degrees are Bachelors of Science in Data Science with Domain Concentration. Possible domains are Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. 

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Biology Concentration

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Mathematics
MATH 1421PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS4
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Biology Requirements
BIOL 3301CELL PHYSIOLOGY3
BIOL 3315GENETICS3
BIOL 3319HUMAN GENETICS3
BIOL 3322BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR3
BIOL 3339INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION3
BIOL 3340BIOINFORMATICS3
BIOL 3442HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY4
CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2181ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
Total Hours120

* See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

Typical course sequence

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1421, Preparation for Calculus, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011Approved Communication Core3
ENGL 13013DATA 13013
HIST 13013MATH 14264
BIOL 14414BIOL 14424
MATH 14214POLS 23113
 15 17
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
HIST 13023Approved Creative Arts Core3
POLS 23123CHEM 14424
CHEM 14414DATA 33113
DATA 34014DATA 34024
MATH 33163 
 17 14
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 33153BIOL 33393
CHEM 23213DATA 34424
CHEM 21811DATA 34614
DATA 34214DATA 43803
DATA 34414 
 15 14
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Social & Behavioral Core3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core 3
BIOL 33013BIOL 34424
BIOL 33223BIOL 33193
BIOL 33403DATA 43823
DATA 43813 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Biological Chemistry Concentration 

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Mathematics
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2181ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2182ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2285QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4312BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
Total Hours120

 *See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
CHEM 14414CHEM 14424
HIST 13013HIST 13023
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011MATH 24254
MATH 14264DATA 13013
 15 17
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Creative Arts Core3BIOL 14414
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 21811CHEM 21821
CHEM 23353MATH 33163
CHEM 22852DATA 34024
DATA 34014 
 16 15
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 14424CHEM 43123
CHEM 43113DATA 34424
DATA 34214DATA 34614
DATA 34414DATA 33113
 15 14
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 33173POLS 23123
POLS 23113Approved Social and Behavioral Core 3
Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3CHEM 4461 or 43184
DATA 43803DATA 43823
DATA 43813 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Physical Chemistry Concentration 

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Mathematics
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2181ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2182ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2285QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3175BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
APPROVED CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (CHEM 33xx)3
Total Hours120

* See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
CHEM 14414CHEM 14424
HIST 13013MATH 24254
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011DATA 13013
MATH 14264 
 15 14
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 23213PHYS 14434
CHEM 21811CHEM 33173
CHEM 23353CHEM 23223
CHEM 22852CHEM 21821
Approved Creative Arts Core3DATA 34024
DATA 34014 
 16 15
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
PHYS 14444CHEM 33153
MATH 33163CHEM 31751
DATA 34214DATA 34424
DATA 34414DATA 34614
 DATA 33113
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
HIST 13023Approved Social and Behavioral Core Course3
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Approved CHEM Elective3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core Course3
DATA 43803CHEM 43113
DATA 43813DATA 43823
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Environmental Science Concentration  

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Mathematics
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Environmental Science Requirements
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
ENVR 1301INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE3
ENVR 1330GLOBAL WARMING3
ENVR 3454STATISTICS FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS4
ENVR 4455MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SYSTEMS4
GEOL 4330UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
GEOL 4405METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY4
or GEOL 4456 ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT
ENVR 4303TOPICS IN SUSTAINABILITY3
or GEOL 4331 ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DATA
ELECTIVE OR GENERAL ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
ELECTIVE OR GENERAL ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
ELECTIVE OR GENERAL ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
Total Hours120

 * See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
CHEM 14414CHEM 14424
HIST 13013MATH 24254
UNIV-SC 1101 or 11311DATA 13013
MATH 14264POLS 23113
 15 17
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 14414ENVR 13013
GEOL 4405 or 44564Approved Creative Arts Core3
Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3HIST 13023
DATA 34014POLS 23123
 DATA 34024
 15 16
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENVR 13303GEOL/ENVR Elective 33xx+3
ENVR 34544DATA 34424
DATA 34214DATA 34614
DATA 34414DATA 43803
 15 14
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENVR 44554ENVR 4303 or GEOL 43313
GEOL 43303GEOL/ENVR/Elective 33xx+3
GEOL/ENVR/Elective 33xx+3DATA 43823
DATA 33113Approved Social & Behavioral Core3
DATA 43813 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Geoscience Concentration 

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
GEOL 1301EARTH SYSTEMS3
GEOL 1302EARTH HISTORY3
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Mathematics
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
PHYS 1441GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I4
or PHYS 1443 GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Geology Requirements
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
GEOL 2445MINERALOGY4
GEOL 3443STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY4
GEOL 4199TECHNICAL SESSIONS1
or GEOL 4190 GEOSCIENCE INTERNSHIP
GEOL 4330UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
GEOL 3454STATISTICS FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS4
ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
ELECTIVE (GEOL or ENVR 33xx+)3
Total Hours122

 * See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
CHEM 14414CHEM 14424
HIST 13013MATH 24254
UNIV-SC 1131 or 11011DATA 13013
MATH 14264POLS 23113
 15 17
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 14414PHYS 1441 or 14434
GEOL 24454HIST 13023
GEOL or ENVR 33xx+ ELECTIVE (GEOL 4405 preferred)3GEOL 13023
GEOL 13013DATA 34024
DATA 34014 
 18 14
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
GEOL 34544GEOL 34434
POLS 23123DATA 34424
DATA 34214DATA 34614
DATA 34414DATA 43803
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Social & Behavioral Core3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
GEOL 43303Approved Creative Arts Core3
GEOL/ENVR/Elective 33xx+3GEOL 41891
DATA 33113GEOL/ENVR/Elective 33xx+3
DATA 43813DATA 43823
 15 13
Total Hours: 122

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Mathematics Concentration

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
Choose one of the following sequences:8
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
and EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II
Additional Science
Select two additional science area courses *6
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Component Area
Select one course from this area3
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
MATH 3300INTRODUCTION TO PROOFS3
MATH 3302MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL METHODS3
MATH 3313INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
MATH 3318DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
MATH 3321ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I3
MATH 3330INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA AND VECTOR SPACES3
MATH 3345NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3
MATH 4311STOCHASTIC MODELS AND SIMULATION3
MATH 4313MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS3
Total Hours122

 * See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
HIST 13013POLS 23113
MATH 14264MATH 24254
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011MATH 33163
Approved Life & Physical Science Sequence4DATA 13013
 15 16
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
HIST 13023Approved Creative Arts Core3
POLS 23123Approved Life & Physical Science Sequence4
MATH 23263MATH 33003
MATH 33303MATH 33183
DATA 34014DATA 34024
 16 17
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MATH 33133Approved Additional Natural Science3
MATH 33453MATH 33023
DATA 34214MATH 33213
DATA 34414DATA 34424
 DATA 43803
 14 16
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Social & Behavioral Core3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
Approved Additional Natural Science3MATH 43113
ELECTIVE (23xx+)3MATH 43133
DATA 34614DATA 43823
DATA 43813 
 16 12
Total Hours: 122

 Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Physics Concentration

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from this area *3
Component Area
Select one course from this area3
Mathematics
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
MATH 3313INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
MATH 3319DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA3
Physics Requirements
PHYS 2311MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS3
PHYS 2321COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS3
PHYS 3183MODERN PHYSICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 3313INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS3
PHYS 3321INTERMEDIATE ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM3
PHYS 3341INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS3
PHYS 3455ELECTRONICS4
PHYS 4315THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS3
PHYS 4326INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS3
Total Hours121

 * See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1426, Calculus I, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
PHYS 14434PHYS 14444
HIST 13013POLS 23113
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011MATH 24254
MATH 14264DATA 13013
 15 17
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
HIST 13023Approved Creative Arts Core3
MATH 23263PHYS 31831
MATH 33193MATH 33163
PHYS 33133PHYS 23113
DATA 34014DATA 34024
 16 14
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MATH 33133POLS 23123
PHYS 33213PHYS 23213
DATA 34214PHYS 33413
DATA 34414DATA 43803
 DATA 34424
 14 16
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Social & Behavioral Core3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
PHYS 43153ELECTIVE (23xx+)3
PHYS 43263PHYS 34554
DATA 34614DATA 43823
DATA 43813 
 16 13
Total Hours: 121

 Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with Psychology Concentration

Recommended Pre-Professional Courses
Freshman/Transfer Requirement
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
or UNIV-SC 1101 CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Communication
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
Select one additional communication area course *3
Life and Physical Science
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
Language, Philosophy, Culture
Select one course from this area *3
Creative Arts
Select one course from this area *3
U.S. History
HIST 1301HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1302HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Political Science
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1315INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
Component Area
Select one course from this area3
Mathematics
MATH 1421PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS4
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
Data Science Courses
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3311MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
DATA 4380DATA PROBLEMS3
DATA 4381DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 13
DATA 4382DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 23
Psychology Requirements
PSYC 3200EXPERIENCING RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY2
PSYC 3300RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3315SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3322BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR3
PSYC 3334COGNITIVE PROCESSES3
PSYC 4281RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY2
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 1 (PSYC 33xx+)3
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 2 (PSYC 33xx+)3
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 3 (PSYC 33xx+)3
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 1, 2 or 3 (PSYC 33xx+)3
ELECTIVE (PSYC 33xx+)3
Total Hours120

* See General Core Requirements for approved courses.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE

Details of a personal course sequence should be made with the guidance of the Data Science undergraduate advisor, particularly since many courses are not offered every semester. For all entering freshmen, it is important to begin the mathematics sequence, starting with MATH 1421, Preparation for Calculus, in the first semester.

First Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ENGL 13013Approved Communication Core3
BIOL 14414BIOL 14424
UNIV 1131 or UNIV-SC 11011MATH 14264
MATH 14214DATA 13013
PSYC 13153 
 15 14
Second Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
HIST 13013HIST 13023
POLS 23113POLS 23123
MATH 33163DATA 33113
DATA 34014DATA 34024
 PSYC 33003
 13 16
Third Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Approved Creative Arts Core3Approved Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
ELECTIVE (11xx+)3DATA 34424
DATA 34614DATA 43803
DATA 34214PSYC 33153
DATA 34414PSYC 33343
 18 16
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
DATA 43813DATA 43823
PSYC 32002ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 3 (PSYC 33xx+)3
PSYC 33223ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 1, 2 or 3 (PSYC 33xx+)3
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 1 (PSYC 33xx+)3ELECTIVE (PSYC 33xx+)3
ADVANCED COURSE GROUP 2 (PSYC 33xx+)3 
PSYC 42812 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120

Minor in Data Science

The College of Science also offers a Minor in Data Science to pair with an existing major. Course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned. 

Students must gain advising and approval from both the department that offers the minor and from their major department.  Failure to gain Major Department approval can result in no minor applied at graduation and final transcripts.

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Data Science must take at least 19-20 semester hours of DATA or related courses and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Any substitutions to courses listed below must be approved by the department offering the minor. 

Course Requirements

Foundational Courses
Select 4 of the following courses:16
DATA 3401PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3402PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3421DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION4
DATA 3441STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 14
DATA 3442STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 24
DATA 3461MACHINE LEARNING4
Elective Courses
Select 1 of the following courses:4
DATA 1301INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3
BIOL 3340BIOINFORMATICS3
ENVR/GEOL 3454STATISTICS FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS4
GEOL 4330UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MATH 3313INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY3
MATH 3316STATISTICAL INFERENCE3
PHYS 2321COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS3
DATA 33xx Choose from foundational courses list4

Courses

DATA 1301. INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the field of data science with a high level overview of basic concepts, data types, and techniques while introducing data-informed decision making.

DATA 3311. MATHEMATICS FOR DATA SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

This course covers techniques from linear algebra and probability with an emphasis on how they are used in data science. Working with real data sets will be emphasized, along with basics of Matlab or R programming. Prerequisite: MATH 1426.

DATA 3401. PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 1. 4 Hours.

This is the first of a two course sequence offering the foundations of Python programming in the context of data science. It introduces the full syntax of the Python language as it overviews structured, functional, and object oriented programming methodologies. It also provides a basic conceptual understanding of computing and introduces Unix command-line tools, software employed in data science such as git and Jupyter, and Python libraries such as numpy, matplotlib, and Pandas. Prerequisite: MATH 1426 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1426.

DATA 3402. PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE 2. 4 Hours.

This is the second of a two course sequence offering the foundations of Python programming in the context of data science. It reinforces concepts presented in DATA 3401 with greater depth with a focus on application to various problems in data science, while exploring the python library ecosystem. Prerequisite: DATA 3401, or consent of instructor.

DATA 3421. DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND CURATION. 4 Hours.

This lecture and lab course will provide training in working with databases, including data mining techniques and principles and best practices in data management, storage, and curation. Prerequisite: DATA 3401 or consent of instructor.

DATA 3441. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 1. 4 Hours.

This lecture and lab course will provide an introduction to the fundamental building blocks of advanced data analysis, with emphasis on advanced linear algebra, optimization, statistical inference, and Monte Carlo methods. Working with real data sets will be emphasized, along with basics of R programming. Prerequisite: DATA 3401, DATA 3402 or consent of instructor.

DATA 3442. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DATA SCIENCE 2. 4 Hours.

This lecture and lab course will provide an introduction to the principles and general methods for the analysis of categorical data. This type of data occurs extensively in both observational and experimental studies, as well as industrial applications. While some theoretical statistical detail is given, the primary focus will be on methods of data analysis. Topics include generalized regression models, logistic regression models, Poisson regression models, and multinomial regression models. Problems will be motivated from a scientific perspective. Prerequisite: DATA 3441.

DATA 3461. MACHINE LEARNING. 4 Hours.

This course introduces and surveys Machine Learning techniques and their application to various problems in data science. Prerequisite: DATA 3401, DATA 3402 or consent of instructor.

DATA 4380. DATA PROBLEMS. 3 Hours.

This course is intended for Junior-level Data Science students, and will enable them to identify, define, and explore a number of potential problems and projects, for follow-up in the capstone course sequence. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

DATA 4381. DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 1. 3 Hours.

This is the first of a two-semester sequence that will involve deep engagement in a team or individual project in Data Science. Presentation of written and oral reports will be required. Prerequisite: DATA 4380.

DATA 4382. DATA CAPSTONE PROJECT 2. 3 Hours.

This is the second of a two-semester sequence that will involve deep engagement in a team or individual project in Data Science. Presentation of written and oral reports will be required. Prerequisite: DATA 4381.