Data science is the discovery of knowledge and insight through the analysis of data. As such, it draws on the study of algorithms and their implementation from computer science, the power of abstraction and of geometric and topological formalism from mathematics, and the modeling and analysis of data from statistics. It has emerged as a separate field in response to the avalanche of data from web enabled sensors and instrumentation, mobile devices, web logs and transactions, and the availability of computing power for data storage and analysis. Modern data is challenging not only due to its large scale, but also because it is increasingly heterogeneous and unstructured. Information gleaned from this data none-the-less is revolutionizing diverse areas of human endeavor from health policy to high energy physics.

Effective Fall 2018

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 163 or 164Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
 4
CS 165Java (CS2) Data Structures and Algorithms 4
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data Science 1
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
STAT 158Introduction to R Programming 1
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
DSCI 235Data Wrangling 2
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data Science 4
ECON 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)3E3
ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics 3
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I 1
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis I 3
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis II 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
DSCI 320Optimization Methods in Data Science 3
DSCI 335Inferential Reasoning in Data Analysis 3
DSCI 336Data Graphics and Visualization 1
ECON 335/AREC 335Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECON 435Intermediate Econometrics 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in Digital Environments (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Data Science Electives (Select a minimum of 3 credits from the Data Science Electives list below) 3-4
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 31-32
Senior
 
DSCI 445Statistical Machine Learning4B3
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data Science4A,4C4
Data Science Electives (Select a minimum of 6 credits not previously taken from the Data Science Electives List below) 6-8
Economics Electives (See List below) 6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Electives1 4-6
 Total Credits 27-31
 Program Total Credits: 120

Data Science Electives List

CS 253Software Development with C++4
CS 270Computer Organization4
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice3
CS 370Operating Systems3
DSCI 473Introduction to Geometric Data Analysis2
DSCI 475Topological Data Analysis2
MATH 301Introduction to Combinatorial Theory3
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable3
MATH 331Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 332Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 360Mathematics of Information Security3
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
STAT 400Statistical Computing3
STAT 420Probability and Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 430Probability and Mathematical Statistics II3
STAT 440Bayesian Data Analysis3

Economics Electives List

Code Title AUCC Credits
ECON 315 Money and Banking 3
ECON 317 Population Economics 3
ECON 320 Economics of Public Finance 3
ECON 325 Health Economics 3
ECON 327 Law and Economics 3
ECON 332/POLS 332 International Political Economy 3
ECON 340/AREC 340 Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources 3
ECON 346/AREC 346 Economics of Outdoor Recreation 3
ECON 372 History of Economic Institutions and Thought 3
ECON 376 Marxist Economic Thought 3
ECON 379/HIST 379 Economic History of the United States 3
ECON 404 Macroeconomic Policy 3
ECON 410 Labor Economics 3
ECON 440 Economics of International Trade and Policy 3
ECON 442 Economics of International Finance and Policy 3
ECON 460 Economic Development 3
ECON 463 Regional Economics 3
ECON 474 Recent Economic Thought 3
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one course from the following:   4
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming X  
Java (CS1) Prior Programming X  
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data Science   1
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 165Java (CS2) Data Structures and Algorithms X 4
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)  1B4
STAT 158Introduction to R Programming   1
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   3
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications X 4
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics   3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III   4
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis I   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 235Data Wrangling   2
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data ScienceX  4
ECON 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  3E3
ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics   3
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I   1
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis II   3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 320Optimization Methods in Data Science   3
ECON 335/AREC 335Introduction to Econometrics   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in Digital Environments (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 335Inferential Reasoning in Data Analysis   3
DSCI 336Data Graphics and Visualization   1
ECON 435Intermediate Econometrics   3
Data Science Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
 Total Credits   16-17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 445Statistical Machine Learning  4B3
Data Science Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Economics Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective    3
 Total Credits   16-17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data ScienceX 4A,4C4
Data Science Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3-4
Economics Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses in the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13-14
 Program Total Credits:   120