Manuel Rossetti
Director
J.B. Hunt Center 111
479-575-6756
Email: rossetti@uark.edu

Karl D. Schubert
Associate Director
J.B. Hunt Center 110
479-575-2264
Email: karl.schubert@uark.edu

Data scientists make sense of huge sets of data to help businesses, governments, nonprofits and other organizations make smarter decisions. The university's interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Data Science will prepare students for a successful career in data science with a strategic skill set, including the ability to:

  • Use and apply state-of-the-art technologies for data representation, retrieval, manipulation, storage, governance, understanding, analysis, privacy, and security.
  • Develop descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models to abstract complex systems and organizational problems, and to use computational methods to draw data-supported conclusions.
  • Use foundational knowledge and apply critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems, make decisions, and visualize data, all with an awareness of societal and ethical impacts.
  • Adapt analytics concepts to interpret and communicate findings and implications to senior decision-makers.
  • Work effectively in an interdisciplinary team and transfer findings between knowledge domains and to others with no domain experience.
  • Communicate using technical and non-technical language in writing and verbally.

Three colleges at the university — the College of Engineering, the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business — contribute expertise to the overall major while providing deeper insight into the concentrations they offer, including:

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Computational Analytics
  • Data Science Statistics
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
  • Operations Analytics
  • Social Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Accounting Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Accounting Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Accounting Analytics Concentration Courses

ACCT 2013Accounting Principles3
ACCT 2023Accounting Principles II3
ACCT 3533Accounting Technology3
ACCT 3543Accounting Analytics3
ISYS 4193Business Analytics and Visualization3
ISYS 4293Business Intelligence3
Elective Accounting Analytics Concentration Courses (Select 3 hours)3
Financial Analysis
Microeconomic Theory
Introduction to Econometrics
Forecasting
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing Research
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Accounting Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab4  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II3  
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
ACCT 3533 Accounting Technology  3
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
ACCT 3543 Accounting Analytics3  
ISYS 4193 Business Analytics and Visualization3  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
ISYS 4293 Business Intelligence  3
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
University Core Natural Science with Lab Elective  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Accounting Analtyics Concentration Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Bioinformatics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Bioinformatics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Bioinformatics Concentration Courses

BIOL 2533Cell Biology3
BIOL 2323General Genetics3
Choose one of the following courses:3
Evolutionary Biology
General Ecology
Elective Bioinformatics Concentration Courses (Select 12 hours)12
Note: May not fulfill concentration electives with all GIS courses
Conservation Genetics
Bacterial Lifestyles
Special Topics in Biological Sciences
Practical Programming for Biologists
Special Topics in Biological Sciences
Geospatial Applications and Information Science
Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS
Geospatial Data Mining
Introduction to Raster GIS
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Bioinformatics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)3  
BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)1  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)  3
CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)  1
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 16 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology3  
Bioinformatics Elective3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
BIOL 2323 General Genetics  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
BIOL 3863 General Ecology
or BIOL 3023 Evolutionary Biology
3  
Bioinformatics Elective3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
Bioinformatics Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Bioinformatics Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Biomedical and Healthcare Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Biomedical and Healthcare Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration Courses

BMEG 2614Introduction to Biomedical Engineering4
CHEM 1123University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)3
BIOL 2213Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture)3
BMEG 3801Clinical Observations and Needs Finding1
Elective Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration (Select 10 credit hours)10
Cardiovascular Physiology and Devices
Regenerative Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Microscopy
Biomedical Optics and Imaging
Biomedical Data and Image Analysis
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab)
University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
Total Hours21

Note: Students completing the Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration must select CHEM 1103 and PHYS 2054 for the University Core Science Electives.

Data Science B.S. with Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)Will count as Gen Ed (Science Elective)
4  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)Will count as Gen Ed course (Science Elective)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
Year Total: 16 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
BMEG 2614 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering4  
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
  3
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)  3
Year Total: 17 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture)3  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
BMEG 3801 Clinical Observations and Needs Finding  1
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
University Core Social Science Elective   3
Year Total: 15 13
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
Concentration Elective Course3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Concentration Elective Course3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Elective Course  3
Concentration Elective Course(s)  4
University Core History or Gov Elective  3
Year Total: 14 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Business Data Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Business Data Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Business Data Concentration Courses 

ACCT 2013Accounting Principles3
ACCT 2023Accounting Principles II3
WCOB 1033Data Analysis and Interpretation3
ISYS 4193Business Analytics and Visualization3
ISYS 4293Business Intelligence3
Elective Business Data Analytics Concentration Courses (Select 6 hours)6
Principles of Finance
Financial Analysis
Introduction to Econometrics
Forecasting
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing Research
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Business Data Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab4  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3  
ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II 3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
ISYS 4193 Business Analytics and Visualization3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
ISYS 4293 Business Intelligence  3
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
University Core Natural Science with Lab Elective  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Business Data Analytics Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
Business Data Analytics Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Computational Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Computational Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Computational Analytics Concentration Courses

CSCE 3513Software Engineering3
CSCE 4143Data Mining3
CSCE 4613Artificial Intelligence3
Elective Computational Analytics Concentration Courses (Select 12 hours)12
Cluster Computing
Special Topics
Algorithms
Concurrent Computing
Information Security
Information Retrieval
Note: Other courses from CSCE and/or other concentrations of DASC can also be added to the concentration electives.
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Computational Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
University Core History/Government Elective3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
CSCE 3513 Software Engineering  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers IIn order to meet upper division prerequisites, students completing the Computational Analytics Concentration should select INEG 2313 and INEG 2333
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
Year Total: 13 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers IIIn order to meet upper division prerequisites, students completing the Computational Analytics Concentration should select INEG 2313 and INEG 2333
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
CSCE 4613 Artificial Intelligence3  
Computational Analytics Elective3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
CSCE 4143 Data Mining  3
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Computational Analytics Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
Computational Analytics Electives  6
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Data Science Statistics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Data Science Statistics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Data Science Statistics Concentration Courses

STAT 3113Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
STAT 4373Experimental Design3
STAT 4013Statistical Forecasting and Prediction (Statistical Forecasting and Prediction)3
STAT 4333Analysis of Categorical Responses3
Elective Data Science Statistics Concentration (Select 9 hours)9
Bayesian Methods (Bayesian Methods)
Sampling Techniques
Nonparametric Statistical Methods
Artificial Intelligence
Foundations of Geospatial Data Analysis
Geospatial Applications and Information Science
Geospatial Data Mining
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Statistics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Science Elective4  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
University Core History/Government  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
Choose one of the following  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
Choose one of the following*3  
STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
STAT 3113 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics  3
Choose one of the following*  3
STAT 3003 Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods (renumbered from STAT 4003))
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
STAT 4373 Experimental Design3  
University Core Science Elective4  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
STAT 4333 Analysis of Categorical Responses  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
STAT 4013 Statistical Forecasting and Prediction (Statistical Forecasting and Prediction)3  
Concentration Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
Concentration Elective  3
General Elective  3
Concentration Elective  3
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration Courses
 

GEOS 3543Geospatial Applications and Information Science3
GEOS 3553Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS3
GEOS 3563Geospatial Data Mining3
GEOS 3593Introduction to Geodatabases3
GEOS 4263Geospatial Data Science - Sources and Characteristics3
GEOS 4653GIS Analysis and Modeling3
Elective Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration Courses (Select 3 hours)3
Introduction to Cartography
Principles of Remote Sensing
Radar Remote Sensing
Advanced Cartographic Techniques & Production
Introduction to Raster GIS
Introduction to Global Positioning Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Social Science3  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
GEOS 3543 Geospatial Applications and Information Science3  
GEOS 3563 Geospatial Data Mining3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
GEOS 3553 Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS3  
GEOS 3593 Introduction to Geodatabases3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
Geospatial Data Analytics Elective  3
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
GEOS 4653 GIS Analysis and Modeling3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
GEOS 4263 Geospatial Data Science - Sources and Characteristics  3
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Operations Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Operations Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Operations Analytics Concentration Courses

INEG 2413Engineering Economic Analysis3
INEG 3613Introduction to Operations Research3
INEG 3623Simulation3
INEG 4553Production Planning and Control3
Elective Operations Analtyics Concentration Courses9
Select 6 hours from the following:
Productivity Improvement
Facility Logistics
Transportation Logistics
Decision Support in Industrial Engineering
Any Supply Chain Management (SCMT) course at the 2000 level or higher from the Supply Chain Analytics Concentration
Select 3 hours from the following:
Global Engineering and Innovation
Systems Engineering and Management
Project Management
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Operations Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
University Core Social Science Elective3  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
University Core Natural Science with Lab  4
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL 1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
INEG 2413 Engineering Economic Analysis3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 13 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
INEG 3613 Introduction to Operations Research3  
INEG 3623 Simulation3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
INEG 4553 Production Planning and Control  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Operations Analytics Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective  3
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Operations Analytics Elective  6
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Social Data Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Social Data Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Social Data Analytics Concentration Courses

SOCI 2013General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)3
SOCI 3001LSocial Science Data Analytics Lab1
SOCI 3303Social Data and Analysis3
SOCI 3301LSocial Data and Analysis Laboratory1
SOCI 3313Social Research3
SOCI 4253Social Impact of Data Analytics3
Elective Social Data Analytics Concentration Courses (Select 6 hours)6
Foundations of Geospatial Data Analysis
Geospatial Applications and Information Science
Geospatial Data Mining
Introduction to GIS Programming
Introduction to Raster GIS
Scope and Methods of Political Science
Campaigns and Elections
Social Work Research and Technology I
Special Topics in Sociology
Social Network Analysis
Total Hours20

Data Science B.S. with Social Data Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)*3  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
SOCI 3313 Social Research3  
SOCI 3001L Social Science Data Analytics Lab1  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
University Core History/Government Elective  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
SOCI 3303 Social Data and Analysis3  
SOCI 3301L Social Data and Analysis Laboratory1  
General Education Elective*1  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice  3
SOCI 4253 Social Impact of Data Analytics  3
University Core Natural Science Elective with Lab  4
Year Total: 14 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Social Data Analytics Elective3  
University Core Fine Arts Elective3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
General Education Elective*  6
University Core Social Science Elective  3
Social Data Analtyics Elective  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science with Supply Chain Analytics Concentration

Below are the general requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science, followed by specific requirements for the Supply Chain Analytics Concentration. Below those is a recommended eight-semester plan to achieve those requirements in a timely fashion.

Requirements for B.S. in Data Science

Each student in Data Science is required to complete 120 hours of coursework including the state minimum core. To be eligible for graduation, all students must complete at least 60 hours of Data Science (DTSC) Core required classes at the University of Arkansas. Each student in Data Science is also required to complete an additional 20-21 hours (depending on the student's chosen concentration) of required and elective concentration courses to meet the requirements for a concentration.

Additional opportunities are available to enhance the educational experience of students in these areas.  Students should consult their academic adviser for recommendations.

State Minimum Core and General Education (36 hours)
ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1033Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
Science state minimum electives (two courses with labs)8
Fine Arts state minimum core3
Humanities state minimum core
PHIL 3103Ethics and the Professions3
U.S. History and Government state minimum core
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Social Science state minimum core electives6
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (represents 3 of the 9 required credit hours for Social Science elective)3
Data Science Required Core (47 hours)
DASC 1001Introduction to Data Science (First-Year Program - Introduction to Data Science)1
DASC 1104Programming Languages for Data Science (Programming Languages for Data Science (R, Python))4
DASC 1204Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science (JAVA))4
DASC 2594Multivariable Math for Data Scientists (Multivariable Math for Data Scientists)4
DASC 1222Role of Data Science in Today's World (Role of Data Science in Today's World)2
DASC 2103Data Structures & Algorithms (Data Structures & Algorithms)3
DASC 2113Principles and Techniques of Data Science (Principles & Techniques of Data Science)3
DASC 2203Data Management and Data Base (Data Management & Data Base)3
DASC 2213Data Visualization and Communication (Data Visualization & Communication (Tableau))3
DASC 3103Cloud Computing and Big Data (Cloud Computing & Big Data)3
DASC 3203Optimization Methods in Data Science (Optimization Methods in Data Science)3
DASC 3213Statistical Learning (Statistical Learning)3
DASC 4892Data Science Practicum I (Data Science Practicum I)2
DASC 4113Machine Learning (Machine Learning)3
DASC 4123Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics (Social Problems (Issues) in DASC & Analytics)3
DASC 4993Data Science Practicum II (Data Science Practicum II)3
Data Science Required Additional Courses
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
MGMT 2053Business Foundations3
Choose from one of these two-course sequences6
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
and Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II (Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II)
Or
Introduction to Probability
and Statistical Methods (Statistical Methods)
Data Science Concentration Courses20-21
General Electives3-4
Total Hours120

Required Supply Chain Analytics Concentration Courses

SCMT 2103Integrated Supply Chain Management3
SCMT 3443DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 3623PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics3
SCMT 3643International Logistics3
SCMT 4653Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management3
Elective Supply Chain Analytics Concentration (Select 3 hours)3
Supply Chain Service and Customer Management
Project Management: Supply Chain New Product Planning and Launch
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics
Any Industrial Engineering (INEG) course at the 3000 level or higher from the Operations Analytics Concentration
Total Hours21

Data Science B.S. with Supply Chain Analytics Concentration
Eight-Semester Program 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
DASC 1001 Introduction to Data Science1  
DASC 1104 Programming Languages for Data Science4  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice3  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)  4
DASC 1204 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science  4
DASC 1222 Role of Data Science in Today's World  2
ACCT 2013 Accounting PrinciplesTo be completed as a General Education Elective for prerequisite purposes  3
Choose one of the following (recommend ENGL1033)  3
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 2594 Multivariable Math for Data Scientists4  
DASC 2103 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
DASC 2113 Principles and Techniques of Data Science3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  
University Core History/Government Elective3  
DASC 2203 Data Management and Data Base  3
DASC 2213 Data Visualization and Communication  3
INEG 2313 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
or STAT 3013 Introduction to Probability
  3
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations  3
SCMT 3443 DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions3  
DASC 3103 Cloud Computing and Big Data3  
INEG 2333 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers II
or STAT 3003 Statistical Methods
3  
SCMT 3613 SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3  
SCMT 3623 PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics3  
DASC 3203 Optimization Methods in Data Science  3
DASC 3213 Statistical Learning  3
SCMT 3643 International Logistics  3
SCMT 4653 Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management  3
University Core Natural Science with Lab  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
DASC 4892 Data Science Practicum I2  
DASC 4113 Machine Learning3  
DASC 4123 Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics3  
Supply Chain Analytics Elective3  
University Core Social Science3  
DASC 4993 Data Science Practicum II  3
University Core Natural Science and Lab Elective  4
University Core Social Science Elective  3
University Core Fine Arts Elective  3
Year Total: 14 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Courses

DASC 1001. Introduction to Data Science. 1 Hour.

Introduction to Data Science is a course providing an overview of Data Science and preparation of Data Science First Year students for the Data Science program and for choosing one of the Data Science program concentrations: Bioinformatics, Biomedical and Healthcare Analytics, Business Data Analytics, Computational Analytics, Data Science Statistics, Geospatial Data Analytics, Operations Analytics, Social Data Analytics, or Supply Chain Analytics. Corequisite: Lab component, drill component and MATH 2554. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

DASC 1104. Programming Languages for Data Science. 4 Hours.

Programming Languages for Data Science provides a semester-long introduction to basic concepts, tools, and languages for computer programming using Python and R, two powerful programming languages used by data scientists. This class will introduce students to computer programming and provide them with the basic skills and tools necessary to efficiently collect, process, analyze, and visualize datasets. Students will gain hands-on experience with de novo programming in R and Python, finding and utilizing packages, and working in both interactive (Jupyter and RStudio) and non-interactive (Unix) environments. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

DASC 1204. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science. 4 Hours.

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming for Data Science, introduces object-oriented programming in JAVA. It covers object-oriented programming elements and techniques in JAVA, such as primitive types and expressions, basic I/O, basic programming structures, abstract data type, object class and instance, Methods, Java File I/O, object inheritance, collections and composite objects, advanced input /output: streams and files, and exception handling. Students will gain hands-on programming experience using JAVA. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1104. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

DASC 1222. Role of Data Science in Today's World. 2 Hours.

Role of Data Science in Today's World is a survey course providing an overview of the Data Science Curriculum and an introduction to the essential elements of data science: data collection and management; summarizing and visualizing data; basic ideas of statistical inference; predictive analytics and machine learning. Students will gain hands-on experience using the Python programming language and Jupyter notebooks. Prerequisite: DASC 1104. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

DASC 188V. Special Topics in Data Science. 1-6 Hour.

Special Topics in Data Science is a course for data science topics not covered in other courses. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

DASC 2103. Data Structures & Algorithms. 3 Hours.

Data Structures & Algorithms focuses on fundamental data structures and associated algorithms for computing and data analytics. Topics include the study of data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, hash tables, trees, and graphs, recursion, their applications to algorithms such as searching, sorting, tree and graph traversals, divide-and-conquer, greedy algorithms, and dynamic programming, and the theory of NP-completeness. Students will gain hands-on experience using Python or Java. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1204. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 2113. Principles and Techniques of Data Science. 3 Hours.

Principles and Techniques in Data Science is an intermediate semester-long data science course that follows an overview of data science in today's world. This class bridges between introduction to data science and upper division data science courses as well as methods courses in other concentrations. This class equips students with essential basic elements of data science, ranging from database systems, data acquisition, storage and query, data cleansing, data wrangling, basic data summarization and visualization, and data estimation and modeling. Students will gain hands-on experience using Python and various packages in Python. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: MATH 2564. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 2203. Data Management and Data Base. 3 Hours.

Data Management and Data Base focuses on the investigation and application of data science database concepts including DBMS fundamentals, database technology and administration, data modeling, SQL, data warehousing, and current topics in modern database management. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1204. (Typically offered: Spring)

DASC 2213. Data Visualization and Communication. 3 Hours.

Data Visualization and Communication is a seminar providing an essential element of data science: the ability to effectively communicate data analytics findings using visual, written, and oral forms. Students will gain hands-on experience using data visualization software and preparing multiple formats of written reports (technical, social media, policy) that build a data literacy and communication toolkit for interdisciplinary work. In essence, this is a course emphasizing finding and telling stories from data, including the fundamental principles of data analysis and visual presentation conjoined with traditional written formats. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1104 and DASC 1222. (Typically offered: Spring)

DASC 2594. Multivariable Math for Data Scientists. 4 Hours.

Multivariable Mathematics for Data Scientists provides an in depth look at the multivariate calculus and linear algebra necessary for a successful understanding of modeling for data science. Students will gain an understanding of the mathematical and geometric concepts used in optimization and scientific computation using mathematical and computational techniques. At the end of the course, students will be equipped with the calculus and linear algebra skills and knowledge to be successful in courses in optimization and advanced data science methods.Prerequisite: MATH 2564 and DASC 1104. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 3103. Cloud Computing and Big Data. 3 Hours.

Cloud Computing and Big Data covers: introduction to distributed data computing and management, MapReduce, Hadoop, cloud computing, NoSQL and NewSQL systems, Big data analytics and scalable machine learning, real-time streaming data analysis. Students will gain hands-on experience using Amazon AWS, MongoDB, Hive, and Spark. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 2594 and DASC 2203. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 3203. Optimization Methods in Data Science. 3 Hours.

Optimization Methods in Data Science is an advanced mathematical course providing the foundations and concepts of optimization that are essential elements of machine learning algorithms in data science, ranging from mathematical optimization to convex optimization to unconstrained and constrained optimization to nonlinear optimization to stochastic optimization. Students will gain hands-on experience using Python and various optimization packages in Python. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 2113 and DASC 2594. (Typically offered: Spring)

DASC 3213. Statistical Learning. 3 Hours.

Statistical Learning is a course providing an in depth look at the theory and practice of applied linear modeling for data science: including model building, selection, regularization, classification and prediction. Students will gain hands-on experience using statistical software to learn from data using applied linear models. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1104 and ((MATH 3013 and STAT 3003) or (INEG 2313 and INEG 2333)). (Typically offered: Spring)

DASC 4113. Machine Learning. 3 Hours.

Machine learning covers: logistic regression, ensemble methods, support vector machines, kernel methods, neural networks, Bayesian inference, reinforcement learning, learning theory, and their applications in text, image, and web data processing. Students will gain hands-on experience of developing machine learning algorithms using Python and scikit-learn. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 2103 and DASC 3203. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 4123. Social Problems in Data Science and Analytics. 3 Hours.

This course explores the ways data analytics and data science are impacted by or intersect with issues of social justice, poverty and economic inequality, racial and ethnic relations, gender, crime, education, health and healthcare, and other contemporary social problems. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 1222. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 4533. Information Retrieval. 3 Hours.

Information Retrieval is a course providing expertise in processing unstructured data as a key component of data science. It covers text processing, file structures, ranking algorithms, query processing, and web search. Students will gain hands-on experience developing their own search engine from scratch, using Python, C, C++, or Java on a Linux server and making their search engine web accessible. Note: Prior user-level knowledge of Linux for file and directory management and remote login is required for this course. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 2103. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

DASC 4892. Data Science Practicum I. 2 Hours.

Application of data science, analytics, business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization to existing problems. Data Science techniques using current and relevant software and problem-solving methods are applied to current problems for presentation to management. This is the first semester of the required full-year multi-college interdisciplinary practicum using real-world data to solve real-world problems. Corequisite: Lab component, DASC 3213, DASC 4113 and DASC 4123. Prerequisite: DASC 2113, DASC 2213 and DASC 3203. (Typically offered: Fall)

DASC 4993. Data Science Practicum II. 3 Hours.

Application of data science, analytics, business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization to existing problems. Data Science techniques using current and relevant software and problem-solving methods are applied to current problems for presentation to management. This is the second semester of the required full-year multi-college interdisciplinary practicum using real-world data to solve real-world problems. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: DASC 4892 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Spring)