The new Data Science and Engineering major has been designed to meet the skyrocketing demand for data scientists and engineers in today’s information-technology driven economy. The program produces graduates with strong computing, engineering, and analytics competencies that will design and build systems for collecting, storing, and analyzing data at scale. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills required throughout the data science lifecycle, including the principles of data acquisition, management, integration, predictive modeling, and visualization. Required courses provide rigorous training in computer programming, algorithms, data structures, databases, statistical inference, predictive modeling, big data analytics, and machine learning as well as data security, privacy, and ethics. Elective courses provide students the opportunity to acquire advanced competencies in areas such as artificial intelligence, data mining, software engineering, numerical computing, and stochastic modeling and to become familiar with various data-intensive scientific and engineering domains. All Data Science and Engineering majors complete a year-long senior design project where they apply their skills to design and implement solutions to real-world data-intensive problems.
This program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS), and requires a minimum of 120 credits.
Math and Science Requirements
A minimum of four (4) courses totaling 12 credits from the following list:
Additional elective courses to reach a minimum of 120 credits.
Data Science and Engineering Program: 2023-2024
All Engineering students in the first semester of their Junior year, or for transfer students in their second semester at UConn, whichever is later, must prepare a written preliminary Plan of Study form. The preliminary Plan of Study form documents the coursework he/she intends to take in order to satisfy the degree requirements. A final Plan of Study must also be submitted as soon as possible after registering for the final semester of coursework. Instructions on how to submit both the preliminary and final Plan of Study forms are available here.