BS in Mathematics — Data Science Emphasis

Program Requirements 

For the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an emphasis in data science:

Course Title Hours
Complete all courses in Group R 115
Plus the two courses from the following list which must include MATH 6466
Introduction to Mathematical Data Analysis
Mathematical Models
Optimization Theory
Plus two computer courses from the following list:6-8
Introduction to Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Structures
Programming Paradigms
Plus two statistics courses from the following list:6
Elementary Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Theory of Statistics I
Theory of Statistics II
Total Credit Hours33-35

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in mathematics – data science emphasis program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing one of the following:

  1. The student completes a thesis.
  2. The student attends a conference and presents at least a poster.
  3. The student performs outreach in the local school district.
  4. The student does a presentation in a venue involving members of the community, such as the Science Expo at Keeper of the Plains, or through participation in Math Circle, Pi Mu Epsilon or Math Awareness.
  5. The student carries out a research project followed by a seminar presentation.