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College of Information Sciences and Technology

This option focuses on the principles, methods, and tools for management, integration, analysis, visualization, and predictive modeling of massive, complex data. Students in this option will master the principles underlying modern data analytics and machine learning methods. Hands-on labs and projects with real-world datasets provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop, apply, and validate machine learning solutions in order to extract actionable knowledge from big data across multiple application areas (e.g., health, education, security).

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Total Credits: 125
**1 credit of IST 495-IST Internship is required

Choose a semester:

Semester 1

Semester 1

COURSES

CREDITS

MATH 140: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (GQ) (ETM Course)

4

CMPSC 121: Introduction to Programming Techniques (ETM Course)

3

STAT 200: Elementary Statistics (GQ) (ETM Course)

4

ENGL 15 (GWS)

3

IST110S: Information, People and Technology (FYS) (GS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 1

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDITS

MATH 141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (ETM Course)

4

CMPSC 122: Intermediate Programming (ETM Course)

3

IST 210: Organization of Data (ETM Course)

3

Arts (GA)

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 1

Semester 3

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 200: Introduction to Data Sciences

3

MATH 220: Matrices

2

IST 230: Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics
or
CMPSC 360: Discrete Mathematics

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

14

Semester 1

Semester 4

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 220: Data Management for Data Sciences

3

STAT 318: Elementary Probability

3

STAT 380: Data Science through Statistical Reasoning and Computation

3

CAS 100

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 5

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 300: Data Privacy & Security

3

DS 310: Machine Learning & Data Mining

3

DS 330: Visualization & Visual Analytics

3

SRA 231; IST 442; SODA 308; or IST445H

3

Arts (GA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 6

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 320: Data Integration & Fusion

3

DS 340W: Applied Data Sciences

3
3

ENGL 202C

3

Humanities (GH)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 7

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 337; IST 441; DS 402; or IST 462

3

DS 410: Data Analytics at Scale

3
3
3

Elective

2

GHA Course

1.5

TOTAL CREDITS

15.5

Semester 1

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 440: Data Sciences CapstoneCourse

3
3

Natural Science (GN)

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Elective

3

GHA Course

1.5

TOTAL CREDITS

16.5

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