Data Science Specialization Requirement

Students graduating with a B.S. in Data Science must complete a specialization. Specializations are generally 12 credits but may require prerequisite coursework in order to enroll in courses within the specialization. The following specializations are proposed: Bioinformatics, Crime and Policing Analytics, Cyberterrorism Analytics, Business Analytics, Marketing and Consumer Analytics, Financial and Risk Analytics, and Health Analytics.


Bioinformatics (12 Credits)
Business Analytics (12 Credits)
Crime and Policing Analytics (12 Credits)
Cyberterrorism Analytics (12 Credits)
Financial and Risk Analytics (12 Credits)
Health Analytics (12 Credits)
Marketing and Consumer Analytics (12 Credits)

Bioinformatics (12 Credits)*

BIOL 3200 Biostatistics 3 cr.
BIOL 3500 Genetics 3 cr.
BIOL 4000 Level Elective 3 cr.
CHEM 3003  Biochemistry 3 cr.

*Note. Bioinformatics also requires the following prerequisites:
BIOL 1001 Biology I 4 cr.
BIOL 1002 Biology II 4 cr.
CHEM 1001 Chemistry I 4 cr.
CHEM 1002 Chemistry II 4 cr.

Business Analytics (12 Credits)

INFO 3300 Business Analytics 3 cr.
MGMT 2200 Principles of Management and Leadership 3 cr.

And at least six credits from the following list:
MGMT 2805 Project Planning & Control  3 cr.
MGMT 3100 International Business 3 cr.
MGMT 3205 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MGMT 3290 Human Behavior in Organizations 3 cr.
MGMT 3300 Contemporary Economics 3 cr.
MGMT 3400 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
MGMT 3600 Management Decision Making and Problem Solving 3 cr.
MGMT 3800 Management Information Systems 3 cr.
MGMT 3805 Project Team Management  3 cr.
MGMT 3806 Influence, Decision Making and Problem Solving in Project Management  3 cr.
MGMT 3960 Budget & Performance Measurement 3 cr.
MGMT 4000 Business Research Methods 3 cr.
MGMT 4190 Statistical Techniques for Managers 3 cr.
MGMT 4195 Leadership, Communication and Change 3 cr.
MGMT 4201 Compensation and Benefits 3 cr.
MGMT 4300 Managing in the Global Economy 3 cr.
MGMT 4400 Current Issues in Strategic Planning 3 cr.

Crime and Policing Analytics (12 Credits)

SOCI 2001 Criminology 3 cr.
SOCI 4001 Data Analysis 3 cr.

And at least six credits from the following list:
JUST 2202 Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice 3 cr.
JUST 2203 Corrections, Systems & Process 3 cr.
JUST 2204 Victimology & Victim Services 3 cr.
JUST 2207 Police and the Community 3 cr.
JUST 2209 Probation and Parole 3 cr.
JUST 3001 Police Administration and Management 3 cr.
JUST 3100 Threat Assessment and Management 3 cr.
JUST 3200 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 cr.
JUST 4001 Research in Criminal Justice 3 cr.
JUST 4100 Directed Study in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies 3 cr.
PSYC 2400 Forensic Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 2405 Correctional Psychology 3 cr.

Cyberterrorism Analytics (12 Credits)

CPTR 2800 Information Security and Information Technology Fundamentals 3 cr.
JUST 3100 Threat Assessment and Management 3 cr.

And at least six credits from the following list:
CPTR 2801 Information Security Threat Landscape and Attacker Motivation  3 cr.
CPTR 2802 Defending and Attacking Modern Networked Computer Systems  3 cr.
CPTR 3801 Information Security Incident Handling  3 cr.
CPTR 4801 Emerging Technologies and Implications for Information Security  3 cr.
JUST 2800 History of Modern Terrorism  3 cr.
JUST 2802 Terror Group Aims, Motivations and Beliefs  3 cr.
JUST 3802 Future and Emerging Trends in Terrorism 3 cr.
JUST 3803 Cyberterrorism  3 cr.
JUST 4100 Directed Study in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies 3 cr.

Financial and Risk Analytics (12 Credits)

INFO 3300 Business Analytics 3 cr.
MGMT 2200 Principles of Management and Leadership 3 cr.

And at least six credits from the following list:
ACCT 2004 Entrepreneurial Accounting 3 cr.
ECON 2001 Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 2001 Macroeconomics 3 cr.
MATH 3700 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 cr.
MGMT 3200 Financial Management 3 cr.
MGMT 3300 Contemporary Economics 3 cr.
MGMT 3490 Accounting for Managers 3 cr.
MGMT 3500 Finance for Managers 3 cr.
MGMT 3960 Budget & Performance Measurement 3 cr.

Health Analytics (12 Credits)

At least 3 credits from the following list:
NURS 3100 Research in Nursing 3 cr.
PSYC 4005 Research Methods in Behavioral Science (with lab) 4 cr.
SOCI 4001 Data Analysis 3 cr.

At least 9 credits from the following list:
BIOL 3200 Biostatistics 3 cr.
EXSC 2203 Personal and Community Health 3 cr.
EXSC 3201 Consumer Health 3 cr.
EXSC 3205 Drugs and Society 3 cr.
HLTH 1206 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
NURS 3102 Business in Nursing  3 cr.
NURS 3200 Technology and Nursing Informatics 3 cr.
NURS 3600 Community Health Nursing  4 cr.
NURS 4001 Nursing in a Global Society  3 cr.
PSYC 2107 Experimental Social Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 4007 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology 1 cr.
SOCI 2100 Women of the World: Health, Social Challenges, and Solutions 3 cr.

Marketing and Consumer Analytics (12 Credits)

INFO 3300 Business Analytics 3 cr.
MKTG 2104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr.

And at least six credits from the following list:
MKTG 2101 Advertising 3 cr.
MKTG 2104 Principles of Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3001 Marketing Management 3 cr.
MKTG 3005 Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
MKTG 3105 Global Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3300 Customer Engagement 3 cr.
MKTG 4001 Marketing Research 3 cr.
MKTG 4105 International Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 4200 Retail Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 4300 Marketing Seminar 3 cr.
MKTG 4400 Advanced Topics in Marketing 3 cr.

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