Computing & Data Science Concentration RequirementsTo declare a concentration in Computing & Data Science, you must fill out the concentration declaration form on Stern Life
Required Functional Business Core Course:
- Information Technology in Business and Society (TECH-UB 1)
You are required to complete 12 credits of upper-level computing & data science courses that consist of:
- Any four (4) approved Computing & Data Science Electives
Approved Computing & Data Science Elective Options
- Any “TECH-UB” elective
- Decision Models & Analytics (MULT-UB 7)
- Decision Making Under Uncertainty (MULT-UB 16)
- Tech Industry Drivers (MULT-UB 57)
- Foundations of Fintech (MULT-UB 80)
- Decision Analytics for Sports (OPMG-UB 54)
- Regression & Multivariate Data Analysis (STAT-UB 17)
- Forecast Time Series (STAT-UB 18)
Additional Notes and ResourcesA Stern elective course may satisfy only one concentration requirement. For example, Decision Models & Analytics can count as a CDS concentration elective OR as an operations concentration elective, but it cannot satisfy both requirements. You may import one non-Stern computer science elective to count for the CDS concentration:
- If you took CSCI-UA 2/3 (Introduction to Computer Programming), prior to spring 2021, you can import this class to count for the CDS concentration. However, this class cannot be counted together with TECH-UB 23 towards the requirements for the concentration, as they have substantial overlap.
- CSCI-UA 102 (Data Structures) can be imported as it does not overlap in content with other Stern courses.
- Other Computer Science courses with permission of the faculty adviser.
- CSCI-UA 4 (Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles) and CSCI-UA 101 (Introduction to Computer Science) do not count towards the Computing & Data Science concentration.
- DS-UA 111 (Data Science for Everyone) does not count for the concentration.
- DS-UA 112 (Introduction to Data Science) counts towards the concentration and is equivalent to TECH-UB 57 (Data Mining for Business Analytics). In academic years when TECH-UB 57 is not offered, students can take DS-UA 112 and it will count towards the concentration without counting as a "non-Stern" course.
- Other, more advanced courses from the Center for Data Science (e.g., DS-UA 201 (Causal Inference), DS-UA 202 (Responsible Data Science), and other Advanced Topics in Data Science) can be imported and counted as the one non-Stern course permitted to import toward concentration requirements.
- Explore the Business Analytics track to supplement your concentration with additional coursework in tech, statistics, and math.
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