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).

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.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 125 Calculus I 4
History 3
CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing 2 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
History/Social/Behavioral Science 1 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 126 Calculus II 4
EH 141 Speech 3
Literature 3
PHS 221 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I w/Lab 4
MS 227 Calculus III 4
Humanities & Fine Arts 1 3
Natural Science 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 300 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (WI) 3
MS 352 Linear Algebra 3
CS 306 Introduction to Data Science 2 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 2 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 2 3
MS 400+ Elective 3
General Electives 9
 Total Hours120