Analytics and Data Science Major: Data Science Option (B.S.) Manchester

https://manchester.unh.edu/program/bs/analytics-data-science-major-data-science-option

The option in Data Science is intended for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees and conducting original research in data science. The option in data science places its emphasis on a rigorous introduction to the theoretical mathematical and computational underpinnings of modern data science.

Program Objectives

This program has been designed to prepare students for professional careers working with data, with an emphasis on the extraction of meaning from data. The program is not targeted to any one industry; rather, it provides a flexible, practical skillset that can be applied widely. This skillset includes elements of computer science, applied mathematics and statistics, communication skills, and business savvy. Graduates of the bachelor of science in analytics and data science program are expected to have:

  • An understanding of the role of data in guiding decision-making in industry
  • An understanding of how data is generated, stored, and accessed
  • An understanding of data security
  • An understanding of the ethical use of data
  • An understanding of structured vs. unstructured data
  • An understanding of the methods, statistical and other, used to derive actionable information from data
  • Experience with multiple programming languages
  • Experience with multiple statistical and data analysis software programs
  • The ability to communicate detailed, technical information to a variety of audiences clearly and concisely, without the use of jargon
  • The ability to work effectively, both as an individual or as a member of a team
  • The ability to successfully lead a team
  • The ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly changing work environment
  • Completed projects and other work experiences on a larger scale than is typical in a bachelor's degree program.

During the course of the program, students will demonstrate their acquisition of these skills by successfully completing their program coursework, their internship experience, and their capstone project.

Successful completion of the program entails earning at least 128 credits, meeting the requirements of the University's Discovery program, and completing all of the 18 required courses in the major as listed below. In all major courses, the minimum allowable grade is a C-. The minimum overall GPA for graduation is 2.0. Transfer students may transfer up to a maximum of 32 credits to satisfy major requirements (not counting those courses used to satisfy Discovery requirements).

Students who enroll in the Data Science Option may need to take some required courses on the Durham campus.

Program Requirements

Mathematics
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus4
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
COMP 570Statistics in Computing and Engineering4
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications4
MATH 755Probability with Applications4
MATH 756Principles of Statistical Inference4
DATA 790Capstone Project4
Computing
COMP 424Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming4
COMP 525Data Structures Fundamentals4
COMP 625Data Structures and Algorithms4
CS 659Introduction to the Theory of Computation4
COMP 740
MATH 738
Machine Learning Applications and Tools
and Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
8
or COMP 740
DATA 674
Machine Learning Applications and Tools
and Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics I
or DATA 674
DATA 675
Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics I
and Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics II
CS 758Algorithms4
COMP 720Database Systems and Technologies4
Analytics & Data Science
DATA 557Introduction to Data Science and Analytics4
English
ENGL 502Professional and Technical Writing4

For additional information about the Analytics and Data Science: Data Science Option, contact Mihaela Sabin, program coordinator, at Mihaela.Sabin@unh.edu, Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor at Jeremiah.Johnson@unh.edu, or the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply theory, techniques, and tools throughout the data analysis lifecycle and employ the resulting knowledge to satisfy stakeholders’ needs.