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 Spring 2021

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one course from the following: 4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience  
CS 165CS2--Data Structures 4
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data Science 1
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
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 315Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics 3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
DSCI 235Data Wrangling 2
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data Science 4
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I 1
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis I 3
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis II 3
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Molecular and General Genetics  
Introductory Genetics: Molecular/Immunological/Developmental (GT-SC2)3A 
 Total Credits 32-33
Junior
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
DSCI 320Optimization Methods in Data Science 3
DSCI 335Inferential Reasoning in Data Analysis 3
DSCI 336Data Graphics and Visualization 1
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior 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 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Data Science Elective (Select one course from the Data Science Electives list below) 2-4
Electives 4
 Total Credits 29-31
Senior
 
BMS 325Cellular Neurobiology 3
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy 4
DSCI 445Statistical Machine Learning4B3
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data Science4A,4C4
PSY 458Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Data Science Elective (Select one course not previously taken from the Data Science Electives List below) 2-4
Neuroscience Electives (Select two courses not previously taken from the Neuroscience Electives List below) 6
 Total Credits 28-30
 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
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3
MATH 301Introduction to Combinatorial Theory3
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable3
MATH 331Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 340Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations4
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

Neuroscience Electives List

BMS 405Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma and Disease3
BMS 425Introduction to Systems Neurobiology3
BMS 450Pharmacology3
PSY 454Biological Psychology3
PSY 456Sensation and Perception3

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:   The curriculum for the Major in Data Science assumes students enter college prepared to begin a year‐long calculus sequence (either MATH 155/MATH 255 or MATH 160/MATH 161) in the first semester of their first year.  LIFE 102 requires high school chemistry as a prerequisite; CHEM 111 requires Algebra II as a prerequisite (this prerequisite is met by having Algebra II by test credit, transfer credit, or placement out of MATH 117 and MATH 118 on Math Placement Exam).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
DSCI 100First Year Seminar in Data ScienceX  1
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Select one course from the following:X  4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience X  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience X  
Diversity and Global AwarenessX 3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 165CS2--Data Structures X 4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
STAT 158Introduction to R ProgrammingX  1
STAT 315Intro to Theory and Practice of StatisticsX  3
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A1
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications X 4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
STAT 341Statistical Data Analysis IX  3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 235Data WranglingX  2
DSCI 369Linear Algebra for Data ScienceX  4
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab IX  1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
STAT 342Statistical Data Analysis IIX  3
Select one course from the following:X  3-4
Molecular and General Genetics    
Introductory Genetics: Molecular/Immunological/Developmental (GT-SC2)  3A 
 Total Credits   16-17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  4
DSCI 320Optimization Methods in Data ScienceX  3
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and BehaviorX  3
Select one course from the following:X  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 
Data Science Elective (see list on Concentration Requirements tab)X  2-4
 Total Credits   15-17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DSCI 335Inferential Reasoning in Data AnalysisX  3
DSCI 336Data Graphics and VisualizationX  1
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Historical PerspectivesX 3D3
Electives   4
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 325Cellular NeurobiologyX  3
DSCI 445Statistical Machine LearningX 4B3
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Data Science Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2-4
Neuroscience Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
 Total Credits   14-16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 345Functional NeuroanatomyX  4
DSCI 478Capstone Group Project in Data ScienceX 4A,4C4
PSY 458Cognitive NeuroscienceX  3
Neuroscience Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
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