Data Science and Linguistics, BS

The data science and linguistics combined major provides students with extensive background in the formal structures of natural (human) languages and in the collection, manipulation, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in its various forms. The program teaches the methods and applications of linguistic and psycholinguistic analyses of human language data combined with skills in big data analysis, data science, and data analytics. The major provides excellent preparation for work or more advanced degrees focusing on computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, and a wide array of related fields.

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 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
DS 4900Data Science Senior Project4
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Khoury Elective Course
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
CY 2000 or higher, except CY 4930
DS 2500 or higher, except DS 4900
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900

Linguistics Requirements

Linguistics Foundations
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
LING 2350Linguistic Analysis4
LING 3412Language and Culture4
Linguistic Structure
Complete three of the following:12
Phonetics
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics
Psychology Requirements
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
PSYC 3464Psychology of Language4
Laboratory/Directed Study
Complete one of the following:4
Research Seminar in Linguistics
Directed Study Research
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Seminar Requirement
LING 4654Seminar in Linguistics4
or PSYC 4658 Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Linguistics Elective
Complete one LING course, not counted elsewhere, numbered 3000–4799, or one of the following:4
ASL Linguistics
Cognition
Language and the Brain
Psychology of Reading
Cognitive Development
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
With prior approval, directed study research, independent study, and Honors Project courses can also be counted:
Research Seminar in Linguistics
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study Research
Directed Study Research

Supporting Courses

Mathematics Requirement
A grade of C– or better is required:
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
CS 4120Natural Language Processing4

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 20 credits of general electives.20

Khoury College GPA Requirement

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

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 35004Elective4
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5LING 23504PSYC 11014Elective4
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 32004  
LING 11504MATH 13414  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34124CS 12101PSYC 23204Co-op
DS 30004DS 42004Elective4 
PSYC 34644Linguistic structure4  
Linguistic structure4LING elective4  
 Elective4  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 41204ENGW 33024Co-op
 DS 43004Elective4 
 DS 44004  
 THTR 11701  
 Linguistic structure4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opDS 49004  
 Khoury elective4  
 LING lab (or directed study)4  
 LING seminar4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 32004  
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5LING 23504  
LING 11504PSYC 11014  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 12101Vacation0Co-op0
MATH 13414DS 30004  
LING 34124PSYC 23204  
PSYC 34644Linguistic structure4  
 Elective4  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Linguistic structure4Elective4Co-op0
 DS 43004Elective4 
 DS 42004  
 ENGW 33024  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0DS 44004Elective4Co-op0
 CS 41204Elective4 
 Linguistic structure4  
 LING lab (or directed study)4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0DS 49004  
 LING seminar4  
 LING elective4  
 Khoury elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134