Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Science, BS (43-1005) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]

Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Educational Objectives - Within a few years of graduation, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Have established themselves in successful data science-focused careers and/or pursuing advanced degrees.
  • Continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to innovation and change to meet the needs of industry and/or academia.
  • Contribute to the greater good of their communities through professional involvement and service.

Additional, graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science will demonstrate the following specific student outcomes:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply theory, techniques, and tools throughout the data analysis lifecycle and employ the resulting knowledge to satisfy stakeholders’ needs.

A course with a grade lower than a C will not be allowed to fulfill a major or minor requirement in any program offered by the Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity.

Data Science, BS (43-1005) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 63 Semester Hours

C or better required in all major coursework.

General Education Requirements: 39 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Free Electives: 18 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

+ Course requires a grade of C or better.

Accelerated Program Notes:

The Accelerated model for this program is designed for the MS Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

UCM students having completed at least 9 hours of required courses in the BS Data Science curriculum above the 1000 level with a major GPA of at least 3.00 may consult with their faculty advisor and complete a school application to declare the accelerated BS/MS major in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, students in the accelerated program will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admission to the Accelerated BS/MS program.

Accelerated student may be eligible to include the following courses as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs. They would be taken at the Graduate level (5XXX):

CS 5160 Advanced Applications Programming in Python (CS 4160 )

CS 5200 Database Theory and Applications (CS 4600 )

CS 5220 Advanced Applications Programming in Java (CS 4120 )

CS 5610 Introduction to Cloud Computing (CS 4610 )

CS 5700 Artificial Intelligence (CS 4700 )

CS 5710 Machine Learning (CS 4710 )

CYBR 5240 Web Application Security (CYBR 4140 )

CYBR 5820 Introduction to Information Assurance (CYBR 4820 )

DSA 5100 Programming Foundations for Data Science and AI (DSA 4100 )

DSA 5200 Advanced Data Visualization (DSA 4200 )

DSA 5400 Statistical Foundations for Data Science and AI (DSA 4400 )

DSA 5600 NoSQL Database Systems (DSA 4600 )

DSA 5620 Big Data Analytics (DSA 4620 )

SE 5930 Software Testing and Quality Assurance (SE 4930 )