2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics (B.S.) - Data Science Specialization


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
605-688-6196

Program Information

The Data Science Specialization of the Mathematics degree program provides an outstanding educational experience to students interested in any of the wide range of excellent career or graduate school choices available in the data science. Graduates gain all the mathematical expertise associated with the B.S. in Mathematics degree program while simultaneously building substantial additional expertise in the mathematical, statistical, and computational methods of data science.  Graduates are thus prepared for any post-graduation outcome including immediate entry into the professional world or further study in a pursuit of a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or data science.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the mathematics major, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in all core areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Develop strength in the mathematical, statistical, and computational methods of data science. 
  • Use contemporary data science-specific data analysis and presentation software.
  • Apply research methods to data science problems.
  • Communicate the results of data analysis clearly and succinctly in writing.
  • Articulate complex quantitative ideas to an audience.

Academic Requirements

A grade of “C” or above is required in all Math courses.

Course Delivery Format

Program courses are delivered on campus, in classroom and laboratory settings, and online.

Requirements for Mathematics Major - Data Science Specialization: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements


Supporting Coursework


Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements 32 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 61 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 3 Credit Hours
Electives** 24 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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