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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Data Science (Plan of Study)

Concentrations include Big Data Analytics, Health Systems Engineering, Intelligent Mobility, and Quantitative Economics and Econometrics


**Course offering frequency subject to change**

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Semester 1

Total Semester Credits: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Credits: 15


Students select one concentration from Big Data Analytics, Health Systems Engineering, Intelligent Mobility, or Quantitive Economics & Econometrics for twelve hours of credit.

Big Data Analytics

Students in Big Data Analytics learn to collect, manage, and optimize large-scale structured and unstructured data sets to facilitate information and decision-making. Students in Big Data Analytics develop a strong foundation in essential programming skills, quantitative analysis, and hardware and software solutions for facilitating effective use of big data.

Health Systems Engineering

The Health Systems Engineering (HSE) concentration at Florida Poly prepares students for the dynamic and ever-changing field of healthcare. The concentration supplements traditional degree programs in Data Science and Business Analytics with application examples based on the challenging problems in the healthcare industry. The concentration is grounded in the fundamentals of systems engineering and analytics, and focuses on process improvement, health informatics, healthcaresystems modeling and healthcare decision making.

Intelligent Mobility

Intelligent Mobility uses data and technology to connect people, places, and goods across all transportation modes. Growth in intelligent mobility will transform the way people travel, interact with their environment, and connect goods and services.

Quantitative Economics & Econometrics

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics focuses on quantitative analysis and rigorous modeling of economic phenomena. This includes analysis of individual and firm decisions when data is messy, incomplete, or otherwise imperfect, analysis of strategic situations, and analysis of market outcomes and trends. Training in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics hones critical reasoning skills and prepares students for analytical careers or for graduate or professional study.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Note: Data Science majors select 12 credits from Art and Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may opt to take 9 credits in Social Science and 3 in Arts and Humanities, or divide them evenly. Six credits, as noted below, must be taken in Social Sciences.

Arts and Humanities

Select 3 and up to 6 credits from the following courses. At least 3 credits must come from the required list. If AMH 2020 is taken to satisfy the Social Science and the Civic Literacy requirement, then students may take an additional 3 credits from Arts and Humanities for a total of 6 credits from this area.

Social Sciences

Select 6 to 9 credits. ECO 2023 is already in the plan of study, so students must choose at least 3 credits from the required list to fulfill the Social Sciences requirement. Unless the Civic Literacy requirement has been fulfilled separately, students must take AMH 2020. If Civic Literacy has been fulfilled separately from AMH 2020, students must take a course from the required list AND and additional AMH course.

Total Degree Credits: 120