Data Science and Environmental Science, BS

The data science and environmental science combined major focuses on geological processes that greatly impact the earth, atmosphere, and water in oceans, lakes, and rivers. Understanding these processes requires acquisition and analysis of large amounts of data—an ideal fit with data science, where 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.

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 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
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
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
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 Courses
With advisor approval, directed study, research, project study, and appropriate graduate-level courses may also be taken as upper-division electives.
Complete 4 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

Environmental Science Courses

Environmental Science Required Courses
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
ENVR 1200
and ENVR 1201
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
5
ENVR 5210Environmental Planning4
ENVR 4900Earth and Environmental Science Capstone1
or ENVR 4997 Senior Thesis
Complete one of the following sequences:5
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Earth Materials
and Lab for ENVR 2310
Environmental Science Integrative Courses
Complete at least two of the following:8-10
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Geophysics
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Environmental Science Electives
If you complete more than two environmental science integrative courses (above), they will count as environmental science electives.
Complete four of the following:16-20
Ecological and Conservation Genomics
Applied Conservation Biology
Global Climate Change
Earth Materials
Earth Landforms and Processes
and Lab for ENVR 2340
Food Sustainability in the Mediterranean - Abroad
Coastal Sustainability: Ecology and Coupled Human-Natural Systems in Southeast Asia
Coastal Sustainability: The Blue Economy of the Gulf of Maine
Environmental Pollution
Advanced Spatial Analysis
Soil Science
Geologic Field Seminar
Sedimentary Basin Analysis
and Lab for ENVR 5240
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Glacial and Quaternary History
and Lab for ENVR 5270
Bioinformatics Computational Methods 1
Bioinformatics Computational Methods 2

Supporting Courses

Calculus
MATH 1251Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 14
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
ENVR 2500
and ENVR 2501
Biostatistics
and Lab for ENVR 2500
5
Chemistry
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
5
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5

Computer Science English Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one of the following:4
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Sciences
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
DS 4900Data Science Senior Project4

Required General Electives

Complete 20 credits of general electives.20

Khoury College GPA Requirement

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

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World 
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Analyzing and Using Data 
  • 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

138 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
5ENVR 11014CS 32004 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ENVR 1202
and ENVR 1203
5  
ENVR 1200 (ENVR 1201 (lab if offered))4ENVR 2500
and ENVR 2501
5  
ENGW 11114   
 19 19 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 52104CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
5MATH 1341 or 12514Co-op
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
5MATH 1251 or 13414Elective4 
DS 30004DS 42004  
ENVR elective4DS 43004  
 CS 12101  
 17 18 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opENVR elective4ENGW 33024Co-op
 Khoury elective4Elective4 
 ENVR elective4  
 ENVR integrative (take lab if offered)4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opENVR 4900 (or ENVR 4997 (if short of credit hours))1Elective4 
 DS 44004Elective4 
 DS 49004  
 ENVR integrative4  
 ENVR elective4  
 0 17 8 
Total Hours: 139

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 32004  
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ENVR 11014  
ENVR 1200 (ENVR 1201 (if offered))4ENVR 1202
and ENVR 1203
5  
ENGW 11114   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
5Vacation0Co-op0
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
5DS 30004  
ENVR 52104ENVR elective4  
ENVR 2500
and ENVR 2501
5CS 12101  
 Elective4  
 18 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0MATH 1251 or 13414Elective4Co-op0
 ENVR integrative (take lab if offered)4Elective4 
 ENVR elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 Khoury elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0DS 42004Elective4Co-op0
 DS 43004ENGW 33024 
 ENVR integrative4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opENVR 4900 ( ENVR 4997 (if short of credit hours))1  
 DS 44004  
 DS 49004  
 ENVR elective4  
 ENVR elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 139