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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BS/Data Science, MS


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Program Coordinator: Nic Herndon (C-108 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9696; herndonn19@ecu.edu)

The Computer Science, BS/Data Science, MS accelerated program allows outstanding computer science students with a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply to graduate-level study in data science after completing a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate semester hours (s.h.) and to begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours. The bachelor of science (BS) degree requires 120 s.h. for completion, and students are formally admitted to the master of science (MS) program after satisfactory completion of all requirements for the bachelor’s degree. It is anticipated that students will complete both degrees in five years.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in graduate coursework being double-counted to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course being double-counted will be able to count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will not be eligible to take additional graduate courses in the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the graduate program.

Only on-campus (undergraduate and graduate) courses will be allowed to satisfy the requirements for the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Computer Science, BS/Data Science, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following graduate courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees:

  • DASC 6010  - Big Data Analytics and Management (for CSCI 4180)
  • DASC 6020  - Machine Learning (for CSCI 4120)
  • DASC 6030  - Information Extraction and Retrieval (for CSCI 4130)
  • DASC 6040  - Computational Analysis of Natural Languages (for CSCI 4140)
  • DASC 6050  - Digital Image Analysis and Understanding (for CSCI 4150)

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of this catalog.

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