Requirements-BS-in-Data-Science

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, IT 228, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Course Legend
First Year
CSC 241 AND CSC 242
OR CSC 243 AND 1 Major Elective
CSC 300
MAT 140
MAT 150
MAT 151
MAT 152
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
LSP 112
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing
Second Year
CSC 301
CSC 321
IT 223
CSC 324
CSC 334
MAT 220
MAT 349
SE 350
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
1 Philosophical Inqiry (Ethics)(
1 Arts & Literature
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
Third Year
CSC 355
CSC 367
MAT 360
DSC 333
DSC 350
ORGC 201
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Understanding the Past
Fourth Year
DSC 345
DSC 394
2 Major Electives
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past
2 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
Major Electives

Students must choose 2 Major Electives from the following list of courses, grouped by topic:

  • Computer Science
    CSC 331
    CSC 347
    CSC 360
    CSC 361
    CSC 373
    CSC 374
    CSC 376
    SE 325
  • Mathematics
    MAT 261
    MAT 350
    MAT 351
    MAT 352
    MAT 353
    MAT 355
    MAT 358
    MAT 387
    MAT 388
  • Artificial Intelligence
    CSC 358
    CSC 380
  • Image Analysis
    CSC 381
    CSC 382
  • Geographic Information Systems
    GEO 141
    GEO 242
    GEO 243
    GEO 343
    GEO 344
    GEO 346
    GEO 347
  • Information Technology
    IT 130
    IT 231
    IT 232
    IT 251
  • Research
    CSC 395
    CSC 399
    IT 300

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.