Data Science Major

UH Hilo is proud to offer the **first data science major in the University of Hawaii System!**

Our **BS in Data Science program** starts in Fall 2024.

Our major is designed to be interdisciplinary - it builds an in-depth skillset in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and statistics, and then allows you to choose one of the following four tracks to specialize further:

- Astronomy
- Business
- Statistics
- Computational

#### Data Science Recommended GE courses that serve as potential entryways (optional for degree):

- DATA 101 Awesome data science skills (3)
- DATA/QBA 200 Intro to Business Analytics (3)

#### Requirements for the B.S. in Data Science: (51-68 Credits)

**Math Foundations: (7 credits)**

- MATH 241 Calculus 1 (4)
- MATH 211 Matrix Algebra With Applications (3)

**Core Requirements: (29 Credits)**

- DATA/CS 171 Data Science Fundamentals in R (3)
- DATA/CS 172 Python for Data Analysis (3)
- DATA/CS 272 Machine Learning for Data Sci (3)
- DATA/MATH 271 Applied Statistics with R (3)
- DATA 315 Mathematical Methods for Data Sciences (3)
- DATA/CS 373 Data Security & Privacy (3)
- CS 475 Data Visualization (3)
- CS 475L Data Visualization Lab (1)
- DATA/CS 483: Computer Vision (3)
- DATA 495 Data Science Seminar (1)
- DATA 490 Data Science Capstone (3)

**Data Management and Analysis: Choose one course from the below (3 Credits)**

- DATA 474 Applied Informatics (3)
- DATA/CS 370 Data Management (3)
- DATA/MATH 371 Multivariate Modeling with R (3)

**Types of Data: Choose one course from the below (3 Credits)**

- DATA/QBA 465 Text Mining for Behavior and Social Sciences (3)
- DATA 470 3D Mapping of Ecosystems (3)

#### Domain Emphases (9-26 Credits)

Pick one of the following domain emphases:**Computational Track (9 Credits)**

- CS 350 Systems Programming (3)
- CS 440 Artificial Intelligence (3)
- CS 422 Database Analytics (3)

**Business Track: (9 Credits)**

- QBA 260 Business Statistics (3)

- QBA 300 Operations Management (3)
- QBA 362 Business Analytics (3)
- QBA 367 Business Analytics and Applications (3)

**Statistics Track (13 Credits)**(See notes)

- MATH 242 Calculus II (4)

- MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
- MATH 371 Multivariate Modeling with R (3) (See notes)
- MATH 421 Elem Probability Theory (3)
- MATH 422 Elementary Math Statistics (3)

**Astronomy Track (26 Credits)**(See notes)

- PHYS 170 Gen Phys I: Mechanics (4)
- ASTR 180 Princ Of Astron I (3)
- ASTR 181 Princ Of Astron II (3) (See notes)
- MATH 242 Calculus II (4)
- PHYS 272 Gen Phys II: Elec & Magnetism (4)
- ASTR 250 Observational Astronomy (3)
- ASTR 250L Observational Astronomy Lab (1)
- ASTR/PHYS 260 Computational Physics & Astron (3)
- ASTR/PHYS 260L Computational Phys & Astr Lab (1)

**Program Notes:**

- A C or better is required in all courses required for the major.
- At least 45 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400- level.
- MATH 242 is included in the statistics track as it serves as a prereq giving the necessary calculus background.
- MATH 371 is not eligible for the statistics track if already taken for the data management and analysis course.
- The astronomy track contains 18 credits of background courses needed as prereqs for ASTR 250(L) and ASTR/PHYS 260(L).
- Students pursuing the astronomy track may be able to seek instructor permission to waive ASTR 181 as a prereq for ASTR 250(L).

Data Science Certificate

The Certificate in Data Science is a great way for students in other majors to gain basic training in data science skills. It consists of four (4) core courses:

- DATA/CS 171: Data Science Fundamentals in R
- DATA/CS 271: Applied Statistics with R
- DATA/CS 172: Python for Data Analysis
- DATA/CS 272: Machine Learning for Data Scientists

Then, students generally take two (2) three-credit classes that focus on data science in an area that interests them.

**For full details, view the Data Science Certificate Requirements at UH Hilo's official course catalog.**