B.S. in Statistics and Data Science

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Data Science degree prepares students to analyze, manage and present data. Through coursework, students learn how to use statistical software and programming languages. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus program with some online courses)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
CSC 120  Problem Solving and Programming Constructs 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  MAT 225  Business Statistics 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
CSC 124  Computer Programming  3
ENG 217  Science and Technical Writing  3
MAT 207  Data Preparation and Cleaning  3
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
CSC 265  Object-Oriented Programming  3
MAT 251  Big Data Tools 3
MAT 272  Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
MAT 353  Intermediate Mathematical Statistics 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
CIS 322  Database Application Development  3
CSC 328  Data Structures 3
MAT 213  Data Visualization 3
MAT 282  Calculus II  3
MAT 341  Linear Algebra  3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
MAT 261  Big Data Analytics 3
MAT 376  Applied Regression 3
MAT 391  Statistical Packages I 3
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
CSC 308  Python 3
MAT 491  Statistical Packages II  3
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
Major Elective  3
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 12
   
Eighth Semester 14
MAT 401  Data Analysis Capstone Project  3
Major Elective 3
General Education OR Free Elective Courses 8
Total 120

Electives (select two):

  • MAT  361  Nonparametric Statistics (3 credits)
  • MAT 371  Applied Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • MAT 373  Time Series and Stochastic Processes (3 credits)
  • MAT 471  Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/data-science/index.aspx