Data Science

Description

See your current field of study through a new lens. By becoming a skilled producer, user and manipulator of data, you can make informed decisions about the world around you.

A concentration in data science provides students with skills in statistics, probability and coding in the context of large data sets. Students in this minor become useful consumers and producers of data. They understand and manipulate data sets to make conclusions and recommendations that can have an impact in real world settings.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours and at least 6 upper division hours taken with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  •  A grade of C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required for all courses used toward the concentration.
  • Incompatible concentrations: Mathematical Concepts of Engineering, Computational Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Required Courses 25 credit hours

DAT 250 Data Science and Society (3) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 117, 119, 142, 170, 171, 265, or 270 with C or better)

DAT 300 Mathematical Tools for Data Science (3) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; MAT 343 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only DAT 300 or STP 494 (Mathematical Tools for Data Science))

DAT 301 Exploring Data in R and Python (4) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; MAT 343 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only DAT 301 or STP (Exploring Data in R and Python))

DAT 401 Statistical Modeling and Inference for Data Science (3) 
(Prerequisite(s): DAT 301 with C or better; Credit is allowed for DAT 401 or STP 494 (Statistical Modeling and Inference for Data Sci))

DAT 402 Statistical Learning (3) 
(Prerequisite(s): DAT 401 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only DAT 402 or STP 494 (Machine Learning / Statistical Learning) or STP 598 (Machine Learning / Statistical Learning))

MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I (MA) or MAT 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MA) (3-4) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 170 or 171 with C or better or ALEKS score of 76 or higher; Credit is allowed for only MAT 265 or MAT 270)

MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II (MA) or MAT 271: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (MA) (3-4) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 265 or 270 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 266 or MAT 271)

MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra (3) 
(Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 342 or MAT 343)

Incompatible Concentrations: All concentrations in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences including the concentrations listed above.

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LADATEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965-7195
math@asu.edu

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