Mathematics - Data Science (Bachelor of Science)

The Mathematics major consists of prescriptive common courses, prescriptive concentration courses, and elective courses. The Data Science concentration emphasizes coursework designed to give the student sound fundamental skills in statistical and computing concepts relating to the quantitative analysis of data (39 hours).

Course Title Credits
Jax MIX General Education Curriculum41

The Mathematics major requires completion of the following common courses with a “C” or better:

Course Title Credits
MS 125Calculus I4
MS 126Calculus II4
MS 227Calculus III4
MS 300Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (WI)3
MS 344Differential Equations3
MS 352Linear Algebra3
MS 415Advanced Calculus I (WI)3
MS 441Abstract Algebra I (WI)3

The Data Science concentration requires completion of the following concentration courses with a “C” or better: 

Course Title Credits
MS 302Applied Probability and Statistics3
MS 444Applied Statistical Methods3

This concentration also requires two elective courses selected from the departmental list of approved mathematics electives;

  • At least one MS course numbered 300 or higher1
  • At least one MS course numbered 400 or higher

In addition to the common, concentration, and elective courses, this concentration requires the following support courses: 

Course Title Credits
PHS 221Physics for Scientists and Engineers I w/Lab4
CS 230Fundamentals of Computing 23
CS 306Introduction to Data Science 23
CS 445Predictive Analysis 23
CS 480Special Topics in Data Science 23

A minor is not required for students majoring in Mathematics.

Note: This schedule reflects the mathematics program beginning with MS 125 Calculus I (4). Freshman Mathematics majors needing additional preparation before beginning calculus will be placed in the appropriate algebra or precalculus courses that provide this preparation. See advisor.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
MS 125 Calculus I (Jax MIX Communication) 4
Jax MIX Experience: History 3
CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing 1 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
Jax MIX Experience (History if sequence) 2 3
Jax Max Experience: Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 126 Calculus II 4
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
PHS 221 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I w/Lab (Jax MIX Inquiry) 4
MS 227 Calculus III 4
Jax MIX Expression (Literature if sequence) 2 3
Jax MIX Inquiry: Science 4
Jax MIX Experience: Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 300 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (WI) 3
MS 352 Linear Algebra 3
CS 306 Introduction to Data Science 1 3
MS 344 Differential Equations 3
General Electives 10
MS 441 Abstract Algebra I (WI) 3
MS 444 Applied Statistical Methods 3
MS 300+ Elective 3
General Electives 6
CS 445 Predictive Analysis 1 3
MS 302 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MS 415 Advanced Calculus I (WI) 3
General Electives 6
CS 480 Special Topics in Data Science 1 3
MS 400+ Elective 3
General Electives 9
 Total Hours120