Data Science and Mathematics, BS

The data science and mathematics combined major combines computer science, data science, and mathematics into an integrated curriculum. The program provides the rigorous theoretical background necessary for success in the data science field.

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 (Integrative course)
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
CS 2810Mathematics of Data Models4
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 4900Data Science Senior Project4
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 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

Mathematics Courses

Problem-Solving Requirement
MATH 1365Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning4
Calculus Requirement
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Intermediate and Advanced Math Requirement
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
MATH 3175Group Theory4
MATH 3527Number Theory 14
Mathematics Elective Requirement
Complete four courses in the following range:16
MATH 3001 to MATH 4999 but not MATH 4000

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
DS 4400Machine Learning and Data Mining 14

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

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

133 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5MATH 23214 
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5MATH 13424CS 35004 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13654  
MATH 13414Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 8 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23314CS 12101MATH 30814Co-op
MATH 23414MATH 35274Elective4 
CS 32004CS 28104  
DS 30004DS 42004  
 MATH elective4  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opDS 43004ENGW 33024Co-op
 DS 44004Elective4 
 MATH 31754  
 MATH elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opDS 49004Elective4 
 Khoury elective4Elective4 
 MATH elective4  
 MATH elective4  
 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
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13424  
MATH 13414MATH 13654  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
CS 12001   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 12101Vacation0Co-op0
MATH 23214CS 32004  
DS 30004CS 28104  
MATH 23414MATH 23314  
 MATH 30814  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0MATH 31754ENGW 33024Co-op0
 DS 42004Elective4 
 DS 43004  
 THTR 11701  
 Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0MATH 35274Elective4Co-op0
 DS 44004Elective4 
 MATH elective4  
 MATH elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0DS 49004  
 Khoury elective4  
 MATH elective4  
 MATH elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134