Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Bachelor of Science, Data Science (Program Description)

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data in various forms, both structured and unstructured. New computational and analytic approaches to a vast array of forms, scales, and sources of data are now critical to research, decision-making, and action.

Data scientists develop mathematical models, computational methods and tools for exploring, analyzing and making predictions from data. They ask appropriate questions about data and interpret the predictions based on their expertise of the subject domain.

The rigorous curriculum in Data Science program focuses on the fundamentals of applied mathematics, computer science, probability, statistics, optimization, and machine learning while incorporating real-world examples.

After completion of the B.S in Data Science, students will be able to:

  1. Apply current data science concepts, techniques, and practices to analyze and solve complex problems.
  2. Communicate insights, analysis, conclusions, or solutions to a diverse audience in an effective way.
  3. Assume positions of leadership in industry, academia, public service, and entrepreneurship.

The BS in Data Science 2023-2024 has been amended as part of continuous improvement of the program, and in alignment with criteria for accreditation of Data Science programs made available by ABET as of October 31, 2023. 

For program purpose, objectives, and learning outcomes see the Department of Data Science and Business Analytics 

For an example degree plan see the Bachelor of Science, Data Science (Plan of Study) 

**Course offering frequency subject to change**

Program Curriculum: 120 Total Credits

College Skills (1) & Co-Curricular

All majors are required to complete an approved internship/professional experience prior to graduation.

General Education (38)

Click here to view the complete list of General Education  offerings. The State of Florida requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education for the baccalaureate degree. The following are required for the B.S. in Data Analytics. 

Arts and Humanities (3-6)

Data Science majors select 12 credits from Art and Humanities and Social Sciences. Three to six credits, as noted below, must be taken in Art and Humanities.

Social Sciences (6-9)

Six to nine credits, as noted below, must be taken in Social Sciences.

Program Capstone Sequence (6)