The Applied Data Analysis major gives students broad training in the following core areas of data science: computer programming and data management, data analysis, data visualization, and data ethics. Students with this major obtain a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The major can be tailored for a student’s interest in a domain area of concentration. In order to apply to the Applied Data Analysis major, students must have:
- A GPA of 3.2 or higher in the following classes: MATH 1132Q; STAT 1000Q/1100Q, and an introductory programming course (CSE 1010, 1729; STAT 2255; COGS 2500Q).
- Completed at least 24 credits, 15 of which must be at the University of Connecticut, with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
After entry into the majors, students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
Students receiving a B.A. in Applied Data Analysis are required to take 36 credits, with one or more courses in four core areas, a nine-credit domain concentration sequence, STAT 3255 (Introduction to Data Science), and a Capstone course of at least three credits. Students meet the “writing in the major” requirement in a domain concentration-specific W course, or in a Capstone W course.
The four core area requirements are:
- Programming and Data Management: One course (three credits): STAT 2255 or COGS 2500.
- Basic Data Analysis: One course (three credits): STAT 3215Q.
- Data Ethics: One course (three credits): PHIL 3202.
- Data Visualization: One course (at least three credits): STAT 3675Q or GEOG 3510.
Students must select one of the following domain concentration areas:
American Political Institutions Domain Concentration:
American Political Representation Domain Concentration:
- Three of the following: POLS 2607, 3612, 3617, 3618, 3625.
- Capstone: DSDA 4815.
- W course: POLS 3608W.
Earth Data Science Domain Concentration:
- Three of the following: ERTH 2800, 3020, 3710, 4230, 4810.
- Capstone: ERTH 4150.
- W course: ERTH 2050W.
Public Management and Policy Domain Concentration:
Survey Research Methods Domain Concentration:
Population Dynamics Domain Concentration:
- Three of the following: SOCI 2110/W, 2651/W, 2660/W, 2820/W, SOCI 2901/W, SOCI 3971/W.
- Capstone: DSDA 4815.
- W course: One of the W versions in the domain concentration list.
To reach 36 credits, additional credits may be taken from approved domain concentrations above or the list of courses below: