Data Science Capstone DSCI 4093

Data Science Capstone Course - DSCI 4093

About the course

The Data Science BS program requires a capstone course in a student's senior year to complete the program. A faculty member will direct individual or group projects related to data science, which will lead to a letter grade in DSCI 4093. It will be more common that students will work in small groups for the capstone. The faculty member will supervise these projects and answer questions students might have to produce either a report, a presentation, or some other kind of agreed-upon final product by the end of the term. There are no pre-planned projects for the capstone experience.

Setting up your capstone experience

The Director of Undergraduate Studies (dscidugs@umn.edu) can assist students in organizing groups, providing a template of how to do a data science-related capstone project, and connect them with other faculty members in the various departments and schools related to the data science undergraduate program. Students can also propose ideas to faculty members they've had in their various data science courses in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and system engineering, mathematics, and statistics. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will need to approve the faculty members students wish to work with on their capstone project.

Enrolling in the course

After the student has connected with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and has an agreed-upon plan for a group, a project, and a supervising faculty member, the student can then go to our Special Class Registration Form to receive a permission number from enrolling in DSCI 4093. The faculty member overseeing the project should be listed on this registration form.

Students will also need to complete a Directed Activity Contract. This is a required contract agreement between the student and instructor documented at the university level. This form should not be used to request a permission number for the course.