View Bill 20-21-41

Senate Bill 20-21-41

Bill ID: 20-21-41
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Data Science
Proposed: 03/26/2021
Sponsor: Wojtek Czaja, Department of Mathematics, CMNS
Proposal: This is a proposal to establish a new undergraduate Data Science major in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. The proposed program addresses the critical need for data scientists who are able to approach essential questions of fundamental nature across a wide range of fields by using scientifically rigorous approaches to resolve those problems. Students in this program will complete a required set of Data Science courses combined with a sequence of coursework in computer science, statistics, and natural sciences, emphasizing the role of science in Data Science. Program graduates will be prepared to successfully engage in a wide variety of roles ranging from data collection, integration, and storage, to data analysis and knowledge inference.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/02/2021


Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/26/2021
Decision Date: 04/02/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered the proposal at its meeting on April 2, 2021. The committee voted to approve the proposal. Shortly after the committee's consideration and approval, the sponsoring unit withdrew the proposal.