What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computational Data Science focuses on the computational foundations of data science, providing an in-depth understanding of the algorithms and data structures for storing, manipulating, visualizing, and learning from large data sets. Students in the program have unique access to a wide range of fundamental computer science courses in topics ranging from mobile application and web development to theory of computation and fundamental algorithms. Students can tailor their degree to their own unique interests and requirements, with an emphasis on computational foundations.

Two courses selected from the following (6 credits):

  • 401 Methods for Parallel Computing
  • CMSE 402 Visualization of Scientific Datasets
  • 402 Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • CSE 415 Introduction to Parallel Computing
  • CSE 431 Algorithm Engineering
  • CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing
  • CSE 472 Computer Graphics
  • MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I
  • MTH 468 Predictive Analysis
  • STT 464 Statistics for Biologists
  • STT 465 Bayesian Statistical Methods

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

College of Engineering

Engineering Building,

428 S Shaw Lane,

EAST LANSING,

Michigan,

48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you attended a school that follows a U.S. curriculum, please use these guidelines. If you are currently in upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and, if possible, latest available for 12. If you completed upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, indicating that a high school diploma has been awarded. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17, Paper-based test: score of 550 with no sub score below 52, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

  • Top 100 global university
  • Top 25 school for undergraduate entrepreneurship
  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 200 inspiring programs from 17 colleges