BS- Data Science and Analytics

  • The Bachelor of Science with a major in Data Science and Analytics will provide a student with foundational mathematical, statistical, and computational knowledge, skills, and methodologies within the context of the ethical and professional standards of Data Science. A student will also complete at least 16 hours of courses in either a domain of expertise in data science and analytics or a minor to provide them a context in which to apply their data science abilities. Thus, the degree will enable the student to either begin a career in industry, government, or community and non-profit organizations in a range of domains, or pursue graduate study. Students will begin the program by building a foundation in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, and algorithmic techniques. They will then take 38 credit hours of data science core courses covering the/fundamentals of data science,/programming, machine learning,/data mining, data science ethics, and communication. After completing the core, students will complete 6 credit hours of elective courses in data science and statistical learning. Students will also be required to take at least 16 hours in a suitable domain knowledge concentration to begin exploring an expert area of application. The program will conclude with a required/data science capstone/course, in which the student will demonstrate overall knowledge of the discipline by completing a data science project, incorporating all the knowledge learned in the courses.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • CSE 1321 Programming Problem Solving I
      3
    • CSE 1321L Program Problem Solving I Lab
      1
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 Science majors must take MATH 1179 or higher
      4
    • Area F STAT 1401 or STAT 2332
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • CSE 1322 Programming Problem Solving II
      3
    • CSE 1322L Program Problem Solving II Lab
      1
    • DATA 3010 Computer Applications of Stats
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 14

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 3260 Linear Algebra I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 Lab Science
      4
    • STAT 3120 or STAT 3125
      3
    • CSE 2300 or MATH 2345
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 16
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II
      3
    • DATA 3230 Data Visualization
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 Lab Science
      4
    • CSE 3153 or CSE 3410
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 16

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • STAT 4210 Topics in Regression
      3
    • DATA 3300 Data Science Ethics
      3
    • DATA 4030 or DATA 4140
      3
    • Major Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • STAT 4310 Statistical Data Mining
      3
    • DATA 4000 Data Science Communication
      3
    • Related Studies (1 of 6)
      3
    • Related Studies (2 of 6)
      3
    • Major Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • DATA 4990 Data Science Capstone
      3
    • Related Studies (3 of 6)
      3
    • Related Studies (4 of 6)
      3
    • Related Studies (5 of 6)
      3
    • Related Studies (6 of 6)
      1
    Total: 13
Year 4 (Hours: 28)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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