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Program Overview

Program Overview

Grow your understanding of the relationship between data, technology and people. Our professionals will guide you in the foundations of data science, including logical reasoning and computer programming. And our challenging and relevant curriculum will prepare you for a competitive market. 

You'll become adept at building and refining information systems to get the knowledge you need. You'll understand why people seek information, theoretically, virtually and physically. We'll teach you how to apply your technical know-how to what interests you most. As you begin your career, you'll be an ambassador for the effective, ethical and transformative power of data.

Courses

Courses

General education hours required (38 hours)

Specific courses required:

  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • MG 3503 - Leading and Managing People
  • Mathematics requirement satisfied by major
  • LUSS 2093 - Impact of Internet Technologies on Society


Required courses for major area (79-81 hours)

  • CCT 395V - Internship *
  • CCT 4613 - Senior Project
  • CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
  • CS 2223 - Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
  • CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
  • DS 1123 - Introduction to Data Science
  • DS 2063 - Modern Computing Applications for Data Science
  • DS 3123 - Information Ethics and Policy
  • DS 3213 - Principles of Data Science
  • DS 3223 - Information Structures
  • DS 3323 - Principles of Statistical Analysis and Decision Modeling
  • DS 4133 - Research Methods in Data Science
  • DS 4223 - Data Mining and Analysis
  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • IT 1213 - Graphic Design Studio
  • IT 2223 - Web Application Development I
  • IT 2233 - User Interface Design
  • IT 3313 - Network Principles
  • IT 3413 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • MA 1314 - Calculus I
  • MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
  • MA 3213 - Linear Algebra
  • OSCM 3503 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • SEC 3113 - Fundamentals of Information Security


Concentration courses (choose one concentration area) (9 hours)


Bioinformatics:

  • BY 3114 - Genetics
  • BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
  • BY 2114 - Cell Biology


Business Informatics:

  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MK 4533 - Marketing Research and Plans
  • ITM 4023 - Data & Knowledge Management


Environmental Management Informatics:

  • ESS 4213 - Environmental Law and Policy
  • ESS 4223 - Fundamentals of Environmental Management and Technology


Health Care Informatics:

  • DS 4003 - Decision Support Systems
  • DS 4013 - Information Systems Management
  • DS 4103 - Introduction to Health Care Informatics


IT Entrepreneurship:

  • ENT 3543 - Entrepreneur Marketing
  • ENT 4503 - New Venture Creation
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing


Sustainability Performance Informatics:

  • ESS 2013 - Introduction to Sustainable Energy Sources
  • ESS 2123 - Principles of Sustainability
  • ESS 4223 - Fundamentals of Environmental Management and Technology


Web Development:

  • IT 3223 - Web Application Development II
  • IT 3233 - Web Server Technologies
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Qingguo Wang

    Qingguo Wang

    Associate Professor of Data Science

    Qingguo Wang's research expertise is in the interdisciplinary field of Computer Science, Computational Biology, and Cancer Genomics. Before joining Lipscomb University, Wang was a Computational Engineer III at Memorial Sloan...

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  • Tim Wallace

    Associate Professor of Computing and Technology

    T. L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Computational Sciences, Computing, and Technology, and currently serves as Chair of Computational Sciences in the College. He brings over 25 years of experience...

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Career Paths

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.

Survey Researchers

Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data. Surveys are used to collect factual data, such as employment and salary information, or to ask questions in order to understand people’s opinions, preferences, beliefs, or desires.

Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.