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STAT 3127. Statistical Computing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Prerequisite: STAT 1401, or BUSA 3115, or CRJU 3107 with a minimum grade of C. The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to statistical programming for data management, analysis, and reporting, and familiarize students with practical issues related to the exploration of actual data sets. This course introduces the most commonly used features of one of several popular statistical packages, especially in examining, transforming, and analyzing data (linear regression, ANOVA, and dummy variable regression).


DSCI 3111. Data Mining I (3-0-3) Prerequisite: STAT 3127 with a minimum grade of C. This course identifies the importance of adequately preparing data for data modeling and predictive analytics. Topics include data retrieval, merging and organization, data cleaning and data visualization.


DSCI 3112. Data Mining II (3-0-3) Prerequisite: DSCI 3111 with a minimum grade of C. This course investigates the methods for selecting among multiple data models and for evaluating model selection. Topics include logistic regression, model evaluation techniques, cost-benefit analysis using mis-classification costs, graphical evaluation of classification models, association rules and CART models.


DSCI 3116. Ethics and Data Analytics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: DSCI 3112 with a minimum grade of C. This course investigates characteristics of ethical design of algorithms for predictive models. Topics include opacity, scale and potential damage of data mining algorithms, data accuracy, stereotyping, and proxy variables; data privacy and security.


DSCI 3215. Data Analytics Project (1-4-3) Prerequisite: DSCI 3112 with a minimum grade of C. This course provides the student with an opportunity to conduct a full data analytics project approved by a faculty mentor in the student's home department or one recommended by the course instructor.


DSCI 4698. Data Analytics Internship (0-0-{3-6}) Prerequisite: DSCI 3112 with a minimum grade of C. Practical, supervised experience in the field with an approved company or organization. Students will take on projects that require data cleaning, data organization, data modeling, and/or predictive analytics.