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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Data Science And Applied Statistics (B.S.D.S.A.S.)

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Program: B.S.D.S.A.S.
Department of Mathematical Sciences  
College of Arts and Sciences

260-481-6821 ~ Kettler Hall 200

Programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Applied Statistics help you prepare for employment in business and industry, or study for advanced degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the DSAS degree should have sufficient preparation to extract meaning from and interpret real world data and to effectively communicate the results.  To achieve the objectives noted above, this program emphasizes:

  • Data preparation and management
  • Programming skills
  • Statistical thinking and learning
  • Model building and assessment
  • The underlying mathematical foundations associated with the areas listed above

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

Data Science and Applied Statistics 4-Yr. Plan:  

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses with at most one passing grade less than 1.50 in courses used to fulfill the major requirements
  • Of the mathematics courses numbered below 26100, only 16500, 16600, and 17500 apply toward a mathematics degree
  • Statistics courses must be numbered 49000 or higher to count

To earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science and Applied Statistics, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:

General Education Requirements: Credits 33

  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
  • Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description.  Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major.  A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above.  Go to Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6

  • See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for Speaking Requirement

International Language: Credits 6-8

  • See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses

Student Success Seminar: Credit 1

Basic Computing Courses: Credits 9

Statistics and Computer Science Elective Courses: Credits 9

Select three courses from the following list:

Capstone Course: Credits 3

Students should complete a data analysis project.  In addition to emphasizing the application of statistical methods, the course should provide students ample opportunity to collaborate as part of a team and to communicate their findings through written reports and oral presentation.

Science Courses: Credits 11

Choose three science courses from the list below; two of the courses chosen must include a lab.  Check with the Department of Mathematical Sciences for updates to this list and to see which credits may also double-count in the General Education Requirements section.


Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences:


General Electives

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120

Total Credits: 120

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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