Data Science and Business Administration, BS

The data science and business combined major integrates a technical degree with the theory and practice of management through active learning, problem-driven research, corporate partnerships, and experiential assignments. Students study the collection, manipulation, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in its various forms, including numeric, textual, image, and video data from small to large volumes. This program reflects the impact of data in modern business practice.

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.

Computer Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Leadership Skill Development1
CS 1210Professional Development for Khoury Co-op1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in all computer science fundamental courses except CS 1802:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
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
DS 4900Data Science Senior Project4
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Khoury Elective
With advisor 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
CY 2000 or higher, except CY 4930
DS 2000 or higher, except DS 4900
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900

Business Courses

Required Business Courses
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
INTB 1203International Business and Global Social Responsibility4
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain and Operations Management
Management Information Systems

Business Concentration

Complete a four-course business concentration from the following list. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Integrative Course

BUSN 5001Data-Driven and Technology-Enabled Value Creation in Digital Economy4

Supporting Courses

MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
or MATH 1231 Calculus for Business and Economics
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics

Computer Science Writing Requirement

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

Required General Electives

Complete 16 credits of general electives.16

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Khoury College GPA Requirement

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

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in business courses

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World 
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Interpreting Culture
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Analyzing and Using Data 
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Writing in the First Year 
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines 
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major 
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone 

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004Vacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 32004ACCT 23014 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13414  
ACCT 12014ECON 11154  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MGSC 23014CS 12101MKTG 22014Co-op
DS 30004DS 42004Elective4 
INTB 12034DS 43004  
Elective4Business concentration 14  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opDS 44004FINA 22014Co-op
 SCHM 23014ORGB 32014 
 Business concentration 24  
 Khoury elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opDS 49004ENGW 33024 
 BUSN 50014Elective4 
 Business concentration 34  
 Business concentration 44  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 134

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 32004  
CS 12001ACCT 12014  
ECON 11154Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004FINA 22014Vacation0Co-op0
MATH 13414INTB 12034  
MGSC 23014DS 30004  
ACCT 23014CS 12101  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0DS 42004ORGB 32014Co-op0
 DS 43004MKTG 22014 
 Business concentration 14  
 MISM 23014  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Business concentration 24ENGW 33024Co-op0
 Business concentration 34Elective4 
 Khoury elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
Co-op0DS 49004  
 SCHM 23014  
 BUSN 50014  
 Business concentration 44  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134