This pathway aligns with UMA’s Bachelor of Science in Data Science, and explores computer science, programming, and data science as well as exposes students to the math skills they will need to pursue this field. The emerging field of Data Science is based on the essential skills necessary to perform in a data-centric society. A data scientist is naturally interdisciplinary, with the ability to interpret and communicate findings, and apply problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills in the workplace. 

  • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CIS 110 Programming Fundamentals
  • CIS 150 Introduction to Data Science
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics

  • MAT 124 Precalculus or MAT 125 Calculus I
  • CIS 135 Introduction to Information Systems & Applications Development or CIS 218 Introduction to SQL
  • CIS 255 Database Design
  • CIS 352 Data Visualization

Related Majors and Certificates at UMA

  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Post-Baccalaureate in Data Science
  • Data Science, Minor


  • Data Science

Related Careers

  • Data Scientist
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • GIS Manager
  • Big Data Scientist
  • Data Architect
  • Medical Data Analyst