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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).

Recommended Academic Plan

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

3

IST 210: Organization of Data (ETM Course)

3

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

3

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

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

3

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

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 (GWS)

3

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

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

IST 442; SODA 308; or IST 445H

3

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

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 (GWS)

3

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

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

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

3

Elective

2

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 1

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

DS 440: Data Sciences CapstoneCourse

3
3

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

3

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

3

Elective

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

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