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 2023

CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 150BCulture and Coding: Python (GT-AH3)3B3
CS 164CS1--Computational Thinking with Java 4
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data Science 1
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data Science 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 1561Mathematics for Computational Science I (GT-MA1)1B4
STAT 158Introduction to R Programming 1
STAT 315Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics 3
 Total Credits 29
CS 165CS2--Data Structures 4
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
DSCI 235Data Wrangling 2
ECON 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)1C3
ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics 3
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I 1
MATH 2561Mathematics for Computational Science II 4
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis I 3
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis II 3
 Total Credits 30
CS 201/PHIL 201Ethical Computing Systems (GT-AH3)3B3
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 
Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Economics Electives (See List below) 6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 31
DSCI 445Statistical Machine Learning4B3
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data Science4A,4C4
Data Science Electives (Select a minimum of 9 credits not previously taken from the Data Science Electives List below) 9
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Electives2 10
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Data Science Electives List

Code Title AUCC Credits
CS 214 Software Development 3
CS 250 Computer Systems Foundations 4
CS 270 Computer Organization 4
CS 320 Algorithms--Theory and Practice 3
CS 370 Operating Systems 3
CT 301 C++ Fundamentals 2
DSCI 473 Introduction to Geometric Data Analysis 2
DSCI 475 Topological Data Analysis 2
MATH 301 Introduction to Combinatorial Theory 3
MATH 317 Advanced Calculus of One Variable 3
MATH 331 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 332 Partial Differential Equations 3
MATH 345 Differential Equations 4
MATH 360 Mathematics of Information Security 3
MATH 450 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I 3
MATH 451 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II 3
STAT 400 Statistical Computing 3
STAT 420 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
STAT 421 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3
STAT 430 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II 3
STAT 440 Bayesian Data Analysis 3
STAT 460 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3

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

The calculus requirement for the major may alternatively be satisfied by completion of MATH 160MATH 161, and MATH 261


Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
CS 150BCulture and Coding: Python (GT-AH3)  3B3
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data Science   1
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
MATH 156Mathematics for Computational Science I (GT-MA1)  1B4
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 164CS1--Computational Thinking with Java   4
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data Science   4
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
STAT 158Introduction to R Programming   1
STAT 315Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 165CS2--Data Structures   4
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications X 4
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics   3
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis I   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 235Data Wrangling   2
ECON 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  1C3
ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics   3
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I   1
MATH 256Mathematics for Computational Science II   4
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis II   3
 Total Credits   16
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 
Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 201/PHIL 201Ethical Computing Systems (GT-AH3)  3B3
DSCI 335Inferential Reasoning in Data Analysis   3
DSCI 336Data Graphics and Visualization   1
ECON 435Intermediate Econometrics   3
Economics Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 445Statistical Machine Learning  4B3
Data Science Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   9
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data ScienceX 4A,4C4
ElectiveX  10
The benchmark courses in the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120