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 Khoury Co-op1
Computer Science Foundation
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 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3200Database Design4
Information Science Requirement
IS 4300Human Computer Interaction4
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

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
or PHTH 1261 Comparative Healthcare Systems
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4
or PHTH 2301 Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4
or PHTH 2351 Community and Public Health - Global
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
Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health
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 four credits from the following: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
PHTH 4000 or higher
HSCI 4000 or higher
Integrative Course
DS 4900Data Science Senior Project4

Required General Electives

Complete 12 credits general electives.12

Khoury College GPA Requirement

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

Health Sciences Major Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required for all BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, HSCI, MATH, and PHTH courses.

Program Requirement

136 semester hours required

Five Year, Two Co-op Sample Plan of Study

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5PSYC 11014  
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
5MATH 13414  
ENGW 11114   
 20 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHTH 12604CS 12101VacationCo-op
PHTH 23004PHTH 25154  
CS 35004CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
5DS 30004  
 CS 32004  
 17 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opIS 43004VacationCo-op
 DS 42004  
 PHTH 23504  
 Statistics Course4  
 0 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opUpper Division Elective4VacationVacation
 DS 43004  
 ENGW 33024  
 General Elective4  
 0 16 0 0
Year 5
PHTH 45404DS 49004  
HLTH 5450, PHTH 4202, or IS 48004DS 44004  
PHIL 1145 or 11654PHTH 41204  
General Elective4General Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 137