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    Dec 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is designed to meet the rising workforce demand on professional in data management, big data, and data analytics fields. It prepares students for careers in the data science with a broad knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methods needed to work with data and information in an information intensive environment. Some of the areas this program is concerned with include data management, data modeling, big data, data analytics, data and information visualization, information organization, Internet applications development, game design and technology. The program helps students to acquire the type of skills, critical thinking, and competencies needed in data science and digital data management, as well as one of the professional fields. The program will educate a new generation of information professionals, particularly those students with science background pursuing an analytic related field.

Hours required and general university requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced. See “University Core Curriculum” in the Academics section of this catalog.



Electives, 15 hours

Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree.

Advanced courses in a related field such as computer science, statistics, business analytics, digital communications analytics, health data analytics, and education analytics.

Other requirements

A grade of ”C” or higher is required in all Pre-Data Science, Major Courses, Professional Field, and Supporting Field courses. A 2.0 UNT, 2.0 Overall, and 2.7 Professional/Supporting  Field  GPA  is  required for graduation.

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