Data Science B.S.

Core Curriculum Requirements 146
Mathematics Major Core Requirements39
Data Science Major Requirements44
Total Units129

Mathematics Core Requirements

Lower Division
Introduction to Computer Science
and Introduction to Computer Science Lab
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-285Introduction to Advanced Mathematics3
Upper Division
CSCI-340Python Programming3
ENGR-307Computational Problem Solving4
MATH-300Linear Algebra3
MATH-310Differential Equations3
MATH-365Probability and Statistics3
DSCI-485/450Undergraduate Data Science Research2
DSCI-499CCapstone Seminar in DSCI2
Total Units39

Data Science Major Requirements

Lower Division:
BUSN-125Computer Applications3
BUSN-215Principles of Macroeconomics3
BUSN-216Principles of Microeconomics3
Introduction to Data Science
and Introduction to Data Science Laboratory
Upper Division:
DSCI-300Database Management3
DSCI-350Data Mining3
DSCI-410Data Visualization3
DSCI-415Experimental Design, Statistical Analysi3
MATH-375Discrete Mathematics3
Select 4 lecture/lab from either the MATH, CSCI, or DSCI disciplines. Two must be upper division.16
Total Units44

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 

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
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
DSCI-100C Introduction to Data Science 3
DSCI-100CL Introduction to Data Science Laboratory 1
CSCI-100C Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI-100CL Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1
Year 1 Term 2
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
MATH-285 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
Year 2 Term 1
CSCI-340 Python Programming 3
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH-300 Linear Algebra 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
DSCI-300 Database Management 3
Year 2 Term 2
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MATH-310 Differential Equations 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
BUSN-125 Computer Applications 3
BUSN-PLHDECMacro Or Micro Economics 3
Year 3 Term 1
DSCI-410 Data Visualization 3
MATH-375 Discrete Mathematics 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
Year 3 Term 2
DSCI-350 Data Mining 3
HIST-PLCR1History Core Req (US Hist Or Democracy) 3
DSCI-RSCHDSCI Research Option 2
Year 4 Term 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
DSCI-415 Experimental Design, Statistical Analysi 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
Year 4 Term 2
MATH-365 Probability and Statistics 3
DSCI-499C Capstone Seminar in DSCI 2
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
 Total Units118