Data Science B.S.

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Mathematics Major Core Requirements41
Data Science Major Requirements33-32
Total Units128-125

Mathematics Core Requirements

Lower Division
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
Introduction to Computer Science
and Introduction to Computer Science Lab
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
MATH-207Computer Programming3
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-285Intro to Adv Mathematics3
Upper Division
MATH-300Linear Algebra3
MATH-310Differential Equations3
MATH-365Probability and Statistics3
MATH-390Numerical Analysis3
MATH-485Undergraduate Research2
or MATH-450 UG Research and Internship Program
or MATH-488 Senior Project
MATH-499CMathematics Capstone2
Total Units41

Data Science Major Requirements

BUSN-125Computer Applications3
Introduction to Data Science
and Introduction to Data Science Laboratory
DSCI-300Database Management3
DSCI-350Data Mining3
DSCI-410Data Visualization3
MATH-330Number Theory3
MATH-375Discrete Mathematics3
MRKT-360Principles of Marketing3
Research Design & Methods
and Research Design & Methods Lab
Select one lecture/lab from either the MATH, CSCI, or DSCI disciplines.3-4
Total Units32-33

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Physical Science and Mathematics.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
DSCI-100C Introduction to Data Science 3
DSCI-100CL Introduction to Data Science Laboratory 1
MATH-285 Intro to Adv Mathematics 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
Year 1 Term 2
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
CSCI-100C Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI-100CL Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
Year 2 Term 1
BUSN-125 Computer Applications 3
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH-300 Linear Algebra 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
Year 2 Term 2
DSCI-300 Database Management 3
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MATH-310 Differential Equations 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
MATH-207 Computer Programming 3
Year 3 Term 1
MATH-390 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH-375 Discrete Mathematics 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
Year 3 Term 2
DSCI-3XXData Science Elective-300 Level 1
MATH-485 Undergraduate Research 2
SOC-369 Research Design & Methods 3
SOC-369L Research Design & Methods Lab 1
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
Year 4 Term 1
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
MRKT-360 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
DSCI-4XXData Science Elective-400 Level 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
Year 4 Term 2
MATH-365 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH-499C Mathematics Capstone 2
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
DSCI-350 Data Mining 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
MATH-4XXMathematics Elective - 400 Level 1-9
 Total Units108-116