Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Data Science, Master of Science

The School of Sciences offers a 33-hour course of study leading to the Master of Science in Data Science (DASC) degree. This program is for individuals who are interested in the analysis of big data. The field of data science is interdisciplinary but draws heavily from computer science and mathematics. The DASC degree requires the completion of a thesis project where the student will apply data science tools and techniques to a data set from a specific knowledge domain.  

Course Requirements (DASC)

The Master of Science in Data Science is comprised of 33 credits which include 18 core curriculum credits, 6 credits of thesis, 6 credits in Business Analytics, Bioinformatics or Geographical Information Systems and 3 credits in electives.

Core Requirements

DASC 602/ECIS 602Data Visualization

3

DASC 626Statistics for Data Science

3

DASC 629/ECIS 629Neural Networks for Machine Learning

3

DASC 637/ECIS 637/ENGM 637Databases and Big Data Management

3

DASC 638/ECIS 638/ENGM 638Data Science

3

DASC 639/ECIS 639/ENGM 639Software Programming

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Thesis

DASC 690Thesis in Data Science I

3

DASC 695Thesis in Data Science II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Concentration

Data Science concentrations are available in Business Analytics, Bioinformatics or Geographic Information Systems.
Choose Any Two Courses

DASC 607/ECIS 607/ENGM 607Operations Research

3

DASC 634/ECIS 634/ENGM 634Supply Chain Analytics

3

CMBA 655Data Analytics/Business Intelligence

3

OR

DASC 620Genomics

3

AND

DASC 630Biological Data Analytics

3

OR

Choose Any Two Courses

DASC 625Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

DASC 627/ECIS 627Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3

DASC 628/ECIS 628Geographic Information Systems for ArcGIS Pro

3

Total Credit Hours:6
Choose two courses from the following:

Electives

Choose any course from DASC, ECIS, or ENGM
Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 33