Data Science and Health Science, BS

The health science and computer science combined major offers a solid academic and experiential foundation integrating studies in health administration, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. This program reflects the impact of data in modern healthcare and prepares students for success in careers in health administration, community-based health promotion, public health, and big data analysis.

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 1200Leadership Skill Development1
CS 1210Professional Development for CCIS Co-op1
Discrete Structures
A grade of C- or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
Computer Science Foundation
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in CS 2500 and CS 2510.
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
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3200Database Design4
Information Science Requirement
IS 4300Human Computer Interaction4
Data Science Foundations
DS 4100Data Collection, Integration, and Analysis4
DS 4200Information Presentation and Visualization4
DS 4300Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval4
DS 4400Machine Learning and Data Mining 14

Supporting Courses for Data Science

MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
or MATH 1241 Calculus 1

Data 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

Health Science Requirements

Public Health Core
PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4
PHTH 2515Healthcare Policy and Administration4
PHTH 4120Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health4
PHTH 4540Health Education and Program Planning4

Supporting Courses for Health Science

Research Methods
Complete one of the following:4
Healthcare Research
Empirical Research Methods
Complete one of the following:4
Foundations of Biostatistics
Statistics in Psychological Research
Probability and Statistics
Complete one of the following:4
Technology and Human Values
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
Life Sciences Core
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4

Integrative Requirement 

Upper-Division Elective
Complete one from the following:4
CS 2500 or higher, except CS 5010
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900
DS 2000 or higher, except DS 4900
PHTH 4000 or higher
HSCI 4000 or higher
Integrative Course
DS 4900Data Science Senior Project4

Required General Electives

Complete three general electives.12

Data Science GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all computer, data, and information science courses.

Program Requirement

136 semester hours required