Data Science | School of Digital Sciences | Kent State University

Data Science

The Data Science concentration focuses on the data analysis and modeling needed by an organization and the processing of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data using statistical and semantic analysis techniques to meet those needs.

The required courses for this concentration are generally delivered in an online format, so when choosing this concentration it is possible to complete the degree online with a judicious choice of electives.  Many of the courses are also delivered in an in-classroom format, so it is also possible to complete the degree on campus.

Data Science

  • DSCI 61010 Enterprise Architecture (counts as a Major Program Requirement; see below)
  • DSCI 64210 Data Science (counts as a Major Program Requirement; see below)
  • DSCI 64010 Data Architecture
  • LIS 60636 Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems and Services
  • KM 60370 Semantic Analysis Methods and Technologies


    Choose three of the following courses:
    • CS 61002 Algorithms and Programming I
    • DSCI 61010 Enterprise Architecture
    • DSCI 64210 Data Science
    • ETEC 57403 Instructional Design
    • MIS 64050 Essentials of Business Management
    • TECH 56350 Network Management and Design Technology
    Choose one of the following options:
    • Non-Thesis Option — take DSCI 60998 Capstone Project in Digital Sciences and choose 3 credits of approved electives in Digital Sciences
    • Thesis Option — take DCI 69199 Thesis I
    Choose 7-8 credits of approved electives in Digital Sciences or a related area, for a total of 32 credits.  No more than 18 credits may be taken from any one subject area other than DSCI.