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## Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites for the required courses in the Data Science major:

**CSE 1010**Introduction to Computing for Engineers**CSE 1729**Introduction to Principles of Programming**MATH 1131Q**Calculus I (or MATH 1151Q)**MATH 1132Q**Calculus II (or MATH 1152Q or MATH 2142Q)

## Required Courses

Your individualized major must include at least 36 credits of 2000-level or higher courses, 18 of which must be from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The following must be part of the plan of study:

**MATH 2210**Applied Linear Algebra**STAT 3025Q**Statistical Methods**STAT 3115Q**Analysis of Experiments**CSE 2050**Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design**CSE 2102**Introduction to Software Engineering**CSE 2500**Introduction to Discrete Systems**UNIV 4697W**Senior Thesis. A major component of this program is a three-credit, final-year

capstone project, which incorporates real data science problems, requiring integration of

statistics, mathematics, computing, domain knowledge, as well as soft skills such as

collaboration and communication.**Writing course**. A writing intensive course that is relevant to the major theme. This will normally

be designated “W” in the course catalog and is in addition to the thesis.

## Electives

In addition to the required courses above, the plan of study must include 15 credits of electives. At least six credits of these must be from a domain science – a scientific domain in which “big data” is used. Below are three examples.

- For the domain of economics: ECON 2311 Empirical Methods in Economics and ECON 2312 Empirical Methods in Economics II (prerequisites for these courses are ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202).
- For the domain of actuarial science: MATH 2610 Introduction to Actuarial Science and MATH 3630 Actuarial Mathematics I.
- For the domain of bioinformatics: CSE 3800 Bioinformatics, MCB 3421 Intro to Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics (prerequisite 2000-level MCB course)

*For more information about relevant courses or to create an individualized major, please click here or contact one of the faculty members listed at the top of this page.