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Computer Science

Suggested Degree Pathway for Computer Science - Data Science Option

For students who entered fall 2020 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
COMP.1010Computing I3
COMP.1030LComputing I Lab1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)14
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
Total14

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
COMP.1020Computing II3
COMP.1040LComputing II Lab1
MATH.1320Calculus II 4
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)23
Total14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
COMP.2010 /
COMP.2010R
Computing III with Lab4
COMP.2030 /
COMP.2030R
Assembly Language Programming with Lab4
MATH.2190Discrete Structures I3
MATH.2210Linear Algebra I3
EECE.2650Logic Design3
Total17

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.2200Oral & Written Communication for Computer Science (AH), (WOC)3
COMP.2040Computing IV (AIL)3
MATH.3220Discrete Structures II3
MATH.3860Probability & Statistics I (STEM)3
MATH.2220Linear Algebra II3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
COMP.3040Foundations of Computer Science3
COMP.3050Computer Architecture3
MATH.2310Calculus III4
xxxx.xxxxSciences with Lab Persp. (SCL)4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2 - CS Ethics3
Total17

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
COMP.3010Organization of Programming Languages3
COMP.3080Operating Systems3
COMP.4220Machine Learning3
xxxx.xxxxSciences with Lab Persp. (SCL)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
Total16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
COMP.4040Analysis of Algorithms (CTPS), (IL), (QL)3
COMP.xxxxData Science Elective33
xxxx.xxxxNatural Science with Lab4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
Total13

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
COMP.xxxxData Science Elective33
COMP.xxxxComputer Science Elective3
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Calculus IA and IB will be required instead of Calculus I as is stipulated by the Department of Mathematical Sciences on a per-student basis.

2The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside the Biology major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

3Data Science Electives:

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated 10/23/2020