Data Science

Data science focuses on collecting, thinking about, and working with large amounts of information. This information is used to make recommendations and predict trends.

For this major you’ll take lots of data science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a data scientist.

Sample Courses

Data Science Courses:

  • Data Analysis and Politics
  • Applied Machine Learning for the Social Sciences
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Decision Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Computer Vision
  • Time Series and Forecasting
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Life Contingencies
  • Survival Analysis
  • Statistical Models for Financial Economics
  • Vocation and Ethical Computing
  • Technical Writing and Speaking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Applied Linear Regression
  • Cloud Computing Technology
  • Big Data Engineering and Architecture
  • Computation Aspects of Matrix Theory

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology