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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Data Science, BS


About the Program

Majoring in data science at Purdue will place you at the forefront of an emerging field and prepare you for an exciting career at the intersection of computer science and statistics.

Created jointly by Purdue’s Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistics, the data science major will open pathways to careers in virtually every area of society, from healthcare, security and sustainability to education, business and economics.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (45-55 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy)
  • or

  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy)
  • or

  • HONR 19903 - Interdisciplinary Approaches In Writing (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy)
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  • Technical Writing - COM 21700  recommended (may satisfy Oral Communication) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Presentation - COM 21700 recommended (may satisfy Oral Communication) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Language I * - select three options from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language II * - select three options from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language and Culture III - (may satisfy Human Cultures Humanities) select three options from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I - (may satisfy Human Culture Humanities and Behavioral/Social Science) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II - (may satisfy Human Culture Humanities and Behavioral/Social Science) -select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience - (may satisfy Science, Technology & Society) - select from list - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
  • Teambuilding and Collaboration Experience - CS 18000  meets requirement - select from list
  • Lab Science I selective - (satisfies Science) - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Lab Science II selective - (may satisfy Science) - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
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  • MA 16100 - Plane Analytic Geometry And Calculus I (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning) -must have C or better to meet prerequisite for CS 18200  
  • or

  • MA 16500 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus I ♦ (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning) - must have C or better to meet prerequisite for CS 18200 )
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  • MA 16200 - Plane Analytic Geometry And Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning)
  • or

  • MA 16600 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning)

Electives (14-28 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


14-16 Credits


14-16 Credits


14-18 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


13-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • CS Elective I - Credit Hourse 3.00
  • STAT Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Capstone Experience/Course - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Lab Science II - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

12-16 Credits


Notes


A minimum of 32 semester credits of upper level (30000+) required

2.0 Major and Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

*All CS core courses and all track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. 

All prerequisites to CS core courses and track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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