Winthrop University: Data Science
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Department of Computer Science & Quantitative Methods
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Data Science

Bachelor of Arts

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Data Science program is to train and produce an interdisciplinary data science work force to fill the growing need for this skill set across the state, region, and country. The target audience for this program includes students with high quantitative reasoning skills that have interest in mathematics and computer science, and also have the desire to develop innovative techniques to solve data-driven problems in a variety of disciplines. Students majoring in data science will interact with faculty from the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and Quantitative Reasoning, as well as choose a minor to support their data-sector interests. Throughout the major, students will engage with real-world problems and build a portfolio of data projects that will ready them for graduate study or an entry-level position in data analytics.


Curriculum & Learning Opportunities

Many schools offer data science masters degrees or a bachelor’s degree that doesn’t require the choice of a concentration/minor. However, domain knowledge is a critical component of the data scientist’s toolbox. Our data science program is a Bachelor of Arts, which will require students to choose a minor. The minor will allow deeper exploration into a domain that aligns with the data science degree. Additionally, the program’s capstone experience will require students to work on a problem proposed by an industry, providing crucial experience to enter the workforce upon graduation successfully.

Capstone projects, undergraduate research (data science, statistics, machine learning), internships, tutoring for Academic Success Center, tutoring for Mathematics Tutorial Center, helping with summer camps and mathematical outreach programs for K-12 students.

    Bachelor of Arts in Data Science

    General Education   Semester Hours      
    ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy 1      
    Shared Skills and Proficiencies          
               
    Writing and Critical Thinking
         
    WRIT 101

    Composition

    3

         
    HMXP 102

    Human Experience

    3

         
    CRTW 207

    Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

    3

         
    Oral Communication

    Met in major with DSCI 402 (pending approval)

    0

         
    Technology

    Met in major with CSCI 207/327

    0

         
    Intensive Writing

    Met in major with CSCI 327

    0      
    Constitution Requirement

    See approved list; may be met with another requirement
     
    0-3      
    Physical Activity

    See approved list

    1      
               
    Thinking Critically Across Disciplines      
    Global Perspectives

    See approved list

    3

         
    Historical Perspectives

    See approved list

    3

         
               
    Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives      
    Social Science

    see approved list; must include 2 designators

    6

         
    Humanities and Arts

    see approved list; must include 2 designators

    6

         
    Quantitative Skills and Natural Science
     
    (3 courses)

    3-4

         
       Quantitative Skill

    Met in major with MATH 201 and MATH 202

    0

         
       Natural Science

    See approved list; must include one lab science

    3-4

         
               
    Requirements in the Major          
    MAED 200

    Intro to Mathematica

    1

         
    MATH 201,* 202,*

    Calculus I,II

    8

         
    MATH 300

    Linear Algebra

    3

         
    MATH 341

    Statistical Methods

    3

         
    MATH 514

    Regression Modeling

    3

         
    CSCI 207*, 208*

    Intro to Comp Sci I & II

    8

         
    CSCI 210

    Programming Tools

    1

         
    CSCI 271

      Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures

    4

         
    CSCI 327

      Social Implications of Computing

    3

         
    CSCI 355

      Database Processing

    3

         
    DSCI 101

    Data Science Seminar

    1

         
    DSCI 201

    Intorduction to Data Science

    3

         
    DSCI 401

    Data Mining

    3

         
    DSCI 402

    Data Science Capstone

    3

         
    DSCI elective above 299

      3

         
      Minor 15-24      
      Foreign Language Requirement 3-8      
      General Electives
    2-20
         
               
      Total
    120
         

    ^ This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. 

    *C- or better required.

    Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

    For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

 


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Beyond Graduation

Data scientist, data analyst, graduate study (masters or PhD program), operations researcher, financial analyst, software engineer, statistician, actuary, risk analyst.

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Last Updated: 8/9/22