Curriculum

DataScience@Denver prepares students with the skills necessary to design the tools that collect, evaluate, and interpret data to inform critical decisions through a blend of data science courses, practical learning experiences, and hands-on projects. The program consists of 48-60 credits and can be completed in as few as 18 months.

Data Science Bridge Courses

This program offers three bridge courses to help students without a background in computer science gain the necessary technical knowledge before starting the DataScience@Denver curriculum. Students may complete up to three bridge courses and be on track to earn their degree in 18 to 24 months. Each course is worth 4 credits and does not count toward the 48-credit requirement to complete the master’s degree. Although bridge courses are required, students will have the option to test out of them. Passing the bridge courses with a 3.0 GPA is required to begin the master’s program. For bridge course descriptions, please visit this page.

Year 0 (Bridge)

Courses

COMP 3005 Computer Science Programming Basics

Courses

COMP 3007 Data Science Mathematics 1

Courses

COMP 3008 Data Science Mathematics 2

Course Sequence

The curriculum can be completed in 18 to 24 months depending on course load. For full course descriptions, please visit this page. Here is a sample course sequence matching the 18-month course load:

Term 1

Courses

COMP 4441 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Data Science

Courses

COMP 3006 Python Software Development

Term 2

Courses

COMP 3421 Database Organization & Management 1

Courses

COMP 4581 Algorithms For Data Science

Term 3

Courses

COMP 4442 Advanced Probability and Statistics for Data Science

Courses

COMP 4447 Data Science Tools 1

Term 4

Courses

COMP 4431 Data Mining

Courses

COMP 4705 Data Visualization

Term 5

Courses

COMP 4432 Machine Learning

Courses

COMP 4448 Data Science Tools 2

Term 6

Courses

COMP 4449 Data Science Capstone

Courses

COMP 4433 Parallel and Distributed Computing

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