Jun 21, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Statistics, Emphasis in Data Science, B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 17021) (SIMS Code: 776374)

All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

A minor is not required with this major.

Upon entry to the program, the student will be assigned to an undergraduate adviser in statistics. Thereafter, the student will meet with the adviser each semester and discuss his or her academic program. A program of study must be approved by the undergraduate adviser in statistics.

In addition to meeting the requirements for undergraduate standing and the basic requirements for the bachelor of science degree as described in this catalog, the student must complete a Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement and must complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework as described below.

Emphasis in Data Science


Modern day statistics applications require heavy computing for manipulating massive data sets, mining immense databases, and implementing computationally intensive data analytic tools to solve complex scientific problems. This emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers in statistics by providing them with the data analytic and computational machinery needed to excel in all avenues of statistical science during an information age where statistical computing plays a crucial role. Students completing this emphasis would also be well prepared for graduate study in statistical computing and statistics.

Preparation for the Major


(35 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Nine Upper Division Units


Nine upper division units in statistics, computer science, or a science of application with a heavy statistical computing component (selected with the approval of the undergraduate adviser in statistics).

Master Plan


A master plan of the courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the adviser and filed with the major department.

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