Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Data Science and Computing, Biology Emphasis, B.S.


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 64-71 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: 

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

Biology Emphasis Requirements [13 Units]


Transfer Students


To be admitted to the Applied Mathematical Sciences 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.