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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).

Suggested Academic Plan

Students can use the Suggested Academic Plan as a guide to schedule necessary courses and meet degree requirements. Note that these plans only show one way to move through degree requirements, and your schedule may not be identical to the suggested plan.

Total Credits: 125
***DS, IST, SRA, and Math courses have enforced prerequisites***
**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 131: Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals or CMPSC 121 (ETM Course)

3

DS 200: Introduction to Data Sciences

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

IST111S: Information, People and Technology (FYS)

3

ENGL 15 (GWS)

1

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 1

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDITS

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

4

CMPSC 132: Programming and Computation II: Data Structures or CMPSC 122 (ETM Course)

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

STAT 200: Elementary Statistics (ETM Course)

4

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 1

Semester 3

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 220: Data Management for Data Sciences

3

MATH 220: Matrices

2

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

3

STAT 184: Introduction to R

2

IST 210: Organization of Data (ETM Course)

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 1

Semester 4

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 300: Privacy and Security for Data Sciences

3

STAT 318: Elementary Probability

3

STAT 380: Data Science through Statistical Reasoning and Computation

3

CAS 100 (GWS)

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 5

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 310: Machine Learning for Data Analytics

3

DS 320: Data Integration

3

DS 330: Visual Analytics for Data Sciences

3

Application Focus Course #1

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 6

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 410: Programming Models for Big Data

3

DS 442; IST 442; SODA 308; IST 445H; IST 441; DS 402; or IST 462

3

ENGL 202C (GWS)

3

Application Focus Course #2

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 7

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 340W: Applied Data Sciences

3

DS 442; IST 442; SODA 308; IST445H; IST 441; DS 402; or IST 462

3

400 Level Application Focus Course #3

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 1

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 440: Data Sciences CapstoneCourse

3

400 Level Application Focus Course #4

3

General Education (GN, GA, GH, GS, or GHW)

3

Elective

2

Elective

3

TOTAL CREDITS

14

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