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) 1121
Concentration Courses
Complete two courses in one of the following concentration areas: 26
Health Analytics
Healthcare Economics and Marketing
Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations
Computational Analytics
Pattern Recognition
Database Management Systems
Required Graduate Courses 3
MA 0417Applied Statistics I3
SW 0422Visual Analytics3
SW 0508Data Warehouse Systems3
SW 0518Data Mining and Business Intelligence3
Graduate Electives
Select two additional graduate-level electives from the following: 46
Computing Technical Electives
Artificial Intelligence
Advanced Database Concepts
Applications and Data Security
Mathematics Electives
Applied Statistics II
Probability Theory
Statistics Theory
Capstone Sequence
SW 0550
SW 0551
Capstone Professional Project I
and Capstone Professional Project II
Total Credits151

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.