20242025 Catalog
Data Science and Computing, Applied Mathematics Emphasis, B.S.


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Requirements for the Data Science and Computing Major
To receive the B.S. in Data Science and Computing students must adhere to General Education and School of Natural Sciences Requirements . The Data Science and Computing program consists of 6471 units, with a minimum of 10 courses designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline plus breadth in an application area.
Lower Division Core Courses [24 Units]
Mathematics and Statistics [16 units]
Calculus Requirement [8 units]
Complete one of the following calculus sequences:
Calculus for Physical Sciences and Engineering
And the following courses [8 units]
Data Science [4 units]
Complete the following course:
Computing and Programming [4 units]
Complete the following course:
Upper Division Core Courses [16 Units]
Computing and Programming [4 units]
Complete the following course:
 DSC 111: Intermediate Computing & Statistical Programming
Data Science [8 units]
Complete the following courses:
 DSC 100: Advanced Data Science
 DSC 104: Ethics in Data Science
Machine Learning [4 units]
Complete one of the following courses
Upper Division Computational and Statistical Electives [1012 Units]
Select three courses from the list below. These courses are taken in addition to your selected emphasis.
Applied Mathematics Emphasis Requirements [12 Units]
Lower Division Emphasis Requirement [4 units]
Complete the following course:
Upper Division Emphasis Requirement [8 units]
Complete two of the following courses:
Transfer Students
To be admitted to the Data Science and Computing major transfer students must meet the following requirements:
Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C” or better:
Additional Information
Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu for more information.

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