Data Science Degree in LSA versus Engineering

How do the data science degrees awarded through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and through College of Engineering differ?

Students can earn a data science degree through either the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) or the College of Engineering. The program requirements are almost exactly the same for both majors (Data Science – LSA and Data Science – Engineering); the differences are in the general requirements required of all LSA or College of Engineering students in order to get a degree from their respective college as follows.

  • To earn a bachelor's degree, Engineering requires 128 credits and LSA requires 120 credits.
  • The LSA degree is a Bachelor's of Science (Data Science) and the College of Engineering degree is a Bachelor's of Science Engineering (Data Science).
  • LSA students can more easily double-major with other LSA departments, whereas Engineering students can more easily dual with other Engineering programs.

These are general comparisons. For more information about the specific requirements in each college, please consult the LSA Department of Statistics webpage and the LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center or the DS-Eng Program Guide on the Data Science (College of Engineering) webpage and the Engineering Advising Center.

If you still have questions about which program is best for you, please feel free to contact the CSE Undergraduate Advising Office and set up an appointment with an advisor. You may also contact the LSA Statistics Undergraduate Advising Office.

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