Data Science and Biochemistry, BS

The Data Science and Biochemistry Major combines computer science, biochemistry, biology, information science, mathematics, and statistics into an integrated curriculum. The program engages students in rigorous course work designed to prepare students to interpret the ever-expanding knowledge base.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Data Science Requirements

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200First Year Seminar1
CS 1210Professional Development for Khoury Co-op1
Computer Science Foundations
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
5
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
Data Science Foundations
DS 3000Foundations of Data Science4
DS 4200Information Presentation and Visualization4
DS 4300Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval4
DS 4400Machine Learning and Data Mining 14
Khoury Elective
With adviser approval, directed study, research, project study, and appropriate graduate-level courses may also be taken as upper-division electives.
Complete four credits of CS, CY, DS, or IS classes that are not already required. Choose courses within the following ranges:4
CS 2500 or higher, except CS 5010
DS 2500 or higher, except DS 4900
CY 2000 or higher, except CY 4930
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900
Supporting Courses for Data Science
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Statistics Foundations
Complete one of the following:4
Biostatistics
and Lab for ENVR 2500
Probability and Statistics

Computer Science Writing Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Biochemistry Requirements

Biology Foundations
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
5
BIOL 2299Inquiries in Biological Sciences4
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
BIOL 2309Biology Project Lab4
Chemistry Foundations
CHEM 1161
and CHEM 1162
General Chemistry for Science Majors
and Lab for CHEM 1161
5
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
5
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
5
Mathematics Foundations
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
Biochemistry Foundations
BIOL 3611
and BIOL 3612
Biochemistry
and Lab for BIOL 3611
5
CHEM 2331
and CHEM 2332
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
3-5
or CHEM 4620 Introduction to Protein Chemistry
or CHEM 5620 Protein Chemistry
Intermediate or Advanced Science Elective
Complete one course from the following4-5
BIOL 2301 to BIOL 5999
CHEM 2311 to CHEM 5999
EEMB 2290 to EEMB 5999
ENVR 2310 to ENVR 5999
MATH 2280 to MATH 5999
PHYS 2303 to PHYS 5999

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Courses
BINF 6308Bioinformatics Computational Methods 14
BINF 6309Bioinformatics Computational Methods 24
Complete one of the following:4
Biology Capstone
Senior Research
Data Science Senior Project

Required General Electives

Complete 12 credits of general electives.12

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS, CY, DS, and IS courses

Program Requirement

136 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

Five Years, Three Co-ops 

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5BIOL 22994  
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13414  
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
5CHEM 1161
and CHEM 1162
5  
ENGW 11114   
 20 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
5CS 32004Co-op
DS 30004DS 42004BIOL 23094 
MATH 13424CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
5  
Intermediate/Advanced Science Elective4CS 12101  
 Statistics Foundation4  
 16 19 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opDS 43004ENGW 33024Co-op
 CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
5BIOL 3611
and BIOL 3612
5 
 Khoury Elective4  
 General Elective4  
 0 17 9 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opDS 44004VacationCo-op
 THTR 11701  
 BINF 63084  
 CHEM 2331 or 46204  
 General Elective4  
 0 17 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCapstone4  
 BINF 63094  
 General Elective4  
 0 12  
Total Hours: 136

Four Years, Two Co-ops 

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004Vacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5BIOL 22994MATH 13424 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13414  
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
5CHEM 1161
and CHEM 1162
5  
ENGW 11114   
 20 18 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
DS 30004BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
5CS 32004Co-op
Intermediate/Advanced Science Elective4DS 42004BIOL 23094 
Statistics Foundation4DS 43004  
General Elective4CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
5  
 CS 12101  
 16 19 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opDS 44004ENGW 33024Co-op
 CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
5BIOL 3611
and BIOL 3612
5 
 BINF 63084  
 Khoury Elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 18 9 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opBINF 63094General Elective4 
 CHEM 2331 or 46204  
 Capstone4  
 General Elective4  
 0 16 4 
Total Hours: 136