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BS in Computer/Data Science

Shorelight - University of Utah, United States

bs-in-computer-data-science

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
This program will prepare individuals to develop and apply knowledge of basic computer science and software engineering sufficient to be able to build, modify, or use software tools for data analysis.
  • These students will also learn fundamentals of data analysis and processing in order to be able to effectively, efficiently, and ethically make decisions based on the information within various data sources.
  • Graduates of the proposed program will fill a growing demand for data scientists and work in a variety of industries including health care, finance, and the internet. They will typically work with consumers of data in order to analyze, manage, and augment large data sets or work in industries that require automated forms of decision making and analysis. In situations that require large and sophisticated software development for data analysis, these graduates may work with or lead teams of computer scientists or software developers in a joint effort.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

Premajor Requirements 
C or better in each course, and a minimum 3.0 average GPA (overall and within
pre-major courses) required to apply for full majorstatus.
1. CS 1400, Intro to Comp Prog______________ (3)
AND
CS 1410, Intro to OOP (4)
OR
CS 1420 Accel OOP_____________________ (4)
2. CS 2420, Algorithms/Data Struct. (4)
3. Math 1310, Engineering Calculus I (QR) (4)
4. Math 1320, Engineering CalculusII (QR) (4)
General Ed Requirements
Honors options also accepted for WR2, CW, and AI requirements.
1. Wrtg 2010, Intermediate Writing (WR2) (3)
2. Wrtg 3014 or 3015 (CW) (3)
3. American Institutions (AI) (3)
Specific Ethics of Data course
4. DS 3390, Ethics in Data Science (BF?) (3)
FIVE more Intellectual Exploration (IE) courses required. TWO must be upper
division (3000-level or above), ONE must satisfy the Diversity requirement, and
ONE must satisfy the International requirement.
5. Fine Arts (FF): (3)
6. Fine Arts (FF): (3)
7. Humanities (HF): (3)
8. Humanities (HF): (3)
9. Social/Behavioral Science (BF):____________(3)
Recommend ECON 2010 or ECON 2020
• Upper Division (3000 levelIE)
• Upper Division (3000 levelIE)
• Diversity (DV)
• International (IR)
Analytical Foundations 2
1. CS 2100, Discrete Structures (3)
2. Math 2270, Linear Algebra (4)
3. Math 3070, Applied Statistics 1___________ (4)
or CS 3130/ECE 3530, Eng. Prob Stats ______(3)
4. Math 3080, Applied Statistics 2 (4)
5. DS 3190, Foundations of Data Analysis __(3)
Computing Foundations 2
1. DS 2500, Data Wrangling (3)
2. CS 3500, Software Practice I_______________(3)
3. CS 4150, Algorithms_____________________(3)
Core Data Science
2.5 GPA required to graduate.
1. DS 4140, Data Mining (3)
2. DS 4350, Machine Learning (3)
3. DS 4530, Database Systems (3)
4. DS 4630, Visualization for Data Science (3)
Elective - Data Analysis Breadth 2
Must choose 3 classes. 2.5 GPA required to graduate. Below are pre-approved
options.
1. CS 3540, Human Computer Interactions (3)
2. CS 4300, Artificial Intelligence (3)
3. CS 4640, Image Processing Basics (3)
4. Math 5010, Intro to Probability (3)
5. Math 5040, Stochastic Processes 1 (3)
6. Math 5080, Statistical Inference 1 (3)
7. Math 5090, Statistical Inference 2 (3)
8. Math 5770, Optimization (3)
9. CS 5150, Advanced Algorithms (3)
10. CS 5340, Natural Language Processing (3)
11. CS 5635, Visualization forScientific Data____ (3)
Elective - Data Domain 2
Must choose 3 classes from this LIST
1. ______________________________________(3)
2. ______________________________________(3)
3. ______________________________________(3)
Capstone Requirements 2
Choose ONE set (to be replaced with DS-specific ones):
1. DS 4800, Senior Capstone Design (3)
2. DS 4850, Senior Capstone Project (3)
or
1. DS 4940, Undergraduate Research (3)
2. DS 4970, Bachelors Thesis (3)

  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,000
  •  Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $7,000 
  • Dining $5,000 
  • Other $2,000

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