Applied Data Science Five-Year Dual Degree Bachelor and Master of Science Program
A five-year program is offered in Applied Data Sciences at Fairfield's School of Engineering, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (liberal arts track) and a Master of Science in Applied Data Sciences dual-degree. This program embraces the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in Computer Science, Liberal Arts track, as well as those of the graduate program in Applied Data Sciences. It emphasizes experiential learning and innovation. Graduates of the program master the knowledge and tools they need to become data scientists. Data is ubiquitous in the modern world, and data scientists with skills and knowledge to analyze that data are a valuable, sought-after resource.
|All Requirements for BS in Computer Science (Liberal Arts track) 1||121|
|Complete two courses in one of the following concentration areas: 2||6|
|Healthcare Economics and Marketing|
|Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations|
|Database Management Systems|
|Required Graduate Courses 3|
|MA 0417||Applied Statistics I||3|
|SW 0422||Visual Analytics||3|
|SW 0508||Data Warehouse Systems||3|
|SW 0518||Data Mining and Business Intelligence||3|
|Select two additional graduate-level electives from the following: 4||6|
Computing Technical Electives
|Advanced Database Concepts|
|Applications and Data Security|
|Applied Statistics II|
& SW 0551
|Capstone Professional Project I|
and Capstone Professional Project II
Requirements are the same as those for the BS in Computer Science, Liberal Arts track.
The two graduate concentration courses, to be taken during the final year of undergraduate study, are in addition to the required 121 credits for the BS, and will be applied to the graduate degree.
All remaining graduate courses can be completed in the fifth year.
Electives may be chosen from courses listed, SW 0483 Independent Study, or any other graduate-level course from a concentration or another area, under advisement of the department chair or academic advisor.
Note: A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the graduate level.
Changing from Undergraduate to Graduate Status
Students may request a change of status from the undergraduate to the undergraduate/graduate combined plan of study at any point after the following conditions are met, with approval from their academic advisor and the department chair:
- Completed 60+ credits toward the BS in Computer Science (liberal arts track).
- Successfully completed 6 courses in Software Engineering or Computer Science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Students will be awarded both the BS in Computer Science (liberal arts track), typically at the end of the fourth year, and MS in Applied Data Sciences, usually by the end of the fifth year, as the requirements of each degree are satisfied.