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Recommended Curricular Plan for SoDA Majors Not Studying Abroad

Fall: Semester 1Credits
MATH 110 or 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Prereq: MATH 022, MATH 026, MATH 040, MATH 041, or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination
4
CMPSC 121 Introduction to Programming 3
PL SC 010 (GSS) The Scientific Study of Politics 3
PL SC 001 (GSS) Introduction to American Government 3
GEN ED (ENG 015) 3
Total Required Course Credits: 13/16
Gen Ed Credits: 12
Spring: Semester 2Credits
MATH 111 or 141 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Prereq: MATH 110/140
4
CMPSC 122 Intermediate Programming 3
IST 210 Organization of Data
Prereq: IST 110
3
PL SC Intro {3, 7. 14, 17} 3
PL SC 309 Quantitative Political Analysis 3
Total Required Course Credits: 16/16
Gen Ed Credits: 3
Fall: Semester 3Credits
SODA 308
Prereq: PL SC 309
3
MATH 220 Matrices (linear equations, matrix algebra)
Pre-req: MATH 140
2
CMPSC 221 Object Oriented Programming 3
PL SC Course W 3
STAT 184 Introduction to R
Prereq: None
1
GEN ED (CAS 100) 3
Total Required Course Credits: 11/15
Gen Ed Credits: 3
Spring: Semester 4Credits
DS 220 Data Management for Data Sciences
Pre-req: IST 210, PL SC 309
3
CMPSC 360 Discrete Math for Computing 3
STAT 318 Probability Theory
Prereq: MATH 111/141, PL SC 309
3
PL SC 400 level course 3
GEN ED 3
Total Required Course Credits: 12/15
Gen Ed Credits: 3
Fall: Semester 5Credits
DS 310 Machine learning & data mining
Pre-req: DS 220, STAT 318
3
STAT 380 Data Science through Statistical Reasoning and Computation
Pre-req: PL SC 309
3
PL SC 400 Analysis 3
Ethics (GH) 3
GEN ED 3
Total Required Course Credits: 12/15
Gen Ed Credits: 6
Spring: Semester 6Credits
Advanced Analytics (DS, CMPSC, STAT) 3
DS 330 Visualization & Visual Analytics
Pre-req: DS 220
3
PL SC 400 Analysis 3
GEN ED 3
GEN ED 3
Total Required Course Credits: 9/15
Gen Ed Credits: 6
Fall: Semester 7Credits
Advanced Analytics 3
PL SC 400 Analysis 3
DS 300 Data privacy
Pre-req: DS 200, DS 220
3
GEN ED 3
GEN ED 3
Total Required Course Credits: 9/15
Gen Ed Credits: 6
Spring: Semester 8Credits
SODA 496 Capstone Experience
Pre-req: PL SC 309, SODA 308, DS 310, 320, 330; STAT 380
6
Advanced Analytics 3
GEN ED 3
GEN ED 3
Total Required Course Credits: 9/15
Gen Ed Credits: 6
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