The major combines computer science, statistics, and a student's choice of advanced course work in any one of a number of different application areas of data science, including business, biology, earth and environmental science, political science and others. BS students must take three additional courses listed below in the supplementary course section. Each graduate will receive a degree conferred by the University's School of Arts & Sciences.
The major consists of:
In order to plan and declare your major, please contact Michelle Vogl for an appointment <michelle.vogl@rochester.edu>.
Lauren Kemperman '17
data science major
Prerequisite course requirements may be satisfied by AP credit or by testing, according to the standards used by the department that is home to the particular course. CSC 171 is satisfied by demonstration of knowledge of Java programming. The below courses cannot be taken S/F.
MTH 150 Discrete Mathematics
or MTH 150A Discrete Math Module
MTH 161 Calculus I and MTH 162 Calculus II
or MTH 141, MTH 142, and MTH 143
or MTH 171Q and MTH 172Q
CSC 171 The Science of Programming
CSC 172 The Science of Data Structures
MTH 165 Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
or MTH 163 Ordinary Differential Equations I AND MTH 235 Linear Algebra
or MTH 173 (only for those in the honors calculus series)
DSC 262/CSC 262 Computational Introduction to Statistics
or STT 213 Elements of Probability and Mathematical Statistics
or STT 212 Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I
DSC 265/CSC 265 Intermediate Statistical and Computational Methods
or both STT 216 Applied Statistics II and STT 226W Introduction to Linear Models
CSC 240 Data Mining
CSC 242 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CSC 261 Database Systems
CSC 282 Design and Analysis of Efficient Algorithms
DSC 383W Data Science Capstone (Fall semester of your senior year)
Only BS students are required to take supplementary courses.
BS students must take both:
BS students must take one of:
Prerequisite for particular application area courses (beyond those included in the prerequisites and core for the data science major) may be required, please check the online course description / course schedule (CDCS).
Biology
One or both of the following:
Plus one or two of the following (for a total of three courses):
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Any three of the following courses:
Computer Science, Statistics, and Mathematics
Any three of the following courses, not including courses taken to fulfill the supplementary course requirement for the BS:
Earth and Environmental Science
One or two of the following:
Plus one or two of the following (for a total of three courses):
EES 211/211W Geohazards and Their Mitigation: Living on an Active Planet
EES 212 A Climate Change Perspective to Chemical Oceanography
EES 251 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Physics
Any three of the following courses:
Economics and Business
Any three of the following courses:
Political Science
Any three of the following courses: