To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Data Science from Carthage, students must complete the Carthage Core, Distribution Requirements, and the data science major requirements listed below. 

Data Science Major

The data science major is composed of 50 credits.

Required Courses (34 credits)

Students must fulfill the following requirements.

  • CSC 1030 Data Science I (4 credits)
  • CSC 1040 Data Science II (4 credits)
  • MTH 1120 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MTH 2040 Linear Algebra (WI) (4 credits)
  • MTH 3090 Mathematics of Data Science (4 credits)
  • CSC 1100 Introduction to Computing (4 credits) OR CSC 1810 Principles of Computer Science (4 credits)
  • BUS 2150 Business Geographics and Data Visualization (4 credits) OR CSC 2810 Database Design and Management (4 credits)
  • MTH 2190 Ethics in Data Science (4 credits) OR BUS 2110 Business Ethics (4 credits)
  • MTH 3350 Data Science Portfolio I (1 credit)
  • MTH 4350 Data Science Portfolio II (1 credit)
  • MTH 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 credits)
Statistics Courses  Choose One (4 credits)
  • MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics (4 credits)
  • MTH 3050 Statistics (4 credits)
  • BUS/ECN 2340 Business Statistics (4 credits)
  • EXS/NSG 2330 Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services (4 cr.)
Applied Concentration

In addition, every data science major, in consultation with a faculty mentor, will design and complete a three-course (12 credits) applied concentration. These concentrations need to be approved by the chair of the Mathematics Department.


Data Science Minor

The data science minor consists of six courses (24 credits) and can be paired with any major. Housed in the Mathematics Department, the interdisciplinary program also offers courses in computer science, business management, economics, social work, and geospatial science.

Required Courses (8 credits)
  • CSC 1030 Data Science I (4 credits)
  • CSC 1040 Data Science II (4 credits)
Statistics Courses — Choose Oe (4 credits)
  • MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics (4 credits)
  • MTH 3050 Statistics (4 credits)
  • BUS/ECN 2340 Business Statistics (4 credits)
  • EXS/NSG 2330 Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services (4 credits)
Electives — Choose Three (12 credits) *
  • BUS 2150 Business Geographics and Data Visualization (4 credits)
  • CSC 2810 Database Design and Management (4 credits)
  • CSC 3530 Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Modeling (4 credits)
  • ECN 3340 Introduction to Econometrics (4 credits)
  • GEO 1610 Introduction to Geographic Information Science: Mapping Your World (4 credits)
  • GEO 2610 Advanced Geographic Information Science and Analytical Cartography (4 credits)
  • GEO 1210 Internet Mapping and Web GIS (4 credits)
  • MGT 3100 Introduction to Business Analytics (4 credits)
  • MTH 3090 Mathematics of Data Science (4 credits)

* No more than two of the three electives may be from the student’s major department(s).

 

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the Accounting and Finance Department chair to ensure all requirements are met.