May 27, 2023
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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
- This program is available on-campus
Declaring this Major:
- Declare this major within the Department of Mathematical Sciences
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.
English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6
- ENGL 23301 (or a college-approved equivalent: ENGL 20201, HIST 21700, ILCS 30000, POL 20700, or WOST 23000). This course is in addition to the General Education writing course (ENGL 13100 or equivalent).
- COM 11400 (or the college-approved equivalent: HIST 12500).
Both courses require a grade of C- or better
Language: Credits 6
Two courses at the first-year level in a single International Language or in American Sign Language (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency).
Note: if you begin these courses at PFW at the second-semester level or higher, you and your advisor are eligible to apply for special course credits after successful completion of the course into which you placed. Non-native English speaking students and those with other language transfer credits should contact the College’s Student Success Center.
Core and Concentration (Major) Courses
Student Success Seminar: Credit 1
Basic Mathematics Courses: Credits 15
Basic Computing Courses: Credits 9
Basic Statistics Courses: Credits 18
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:
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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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