Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Data Science.

  • Students can also complete an Honours degree in Data Science
  • Data Science is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program at SFU involving coursework in four different areas: Statistics, Computing Science, Mathematics, and Business.
  • Admission into the program is decided on a competitive basis. Students can apply as external transfer students or internal SFU transfer students.
  • It is strongly recommended that students contact the Statistics advisor or program director early about admission and scheduling.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Lower division requirements:

Students complete a total of 52-54 credits

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

All of:

BUS 200

BUS 217W

BUS 251

BUS 272

 

 

3

3

3

3

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

All of:

Unavailable

Unavailable

FMGT 1115 & 1215 or FMGT 2293

BUSM 2200

 

 

0

0

6/3

3

COMPUTING SCIENCE

All of:

CMPT 120

CMPT 125

CMPT 225

CMPT 276

CMPT 295

 

 

3

3

3

3

3

COMPUTING SCIENCE

All of:

CPSC 1150

CPSC 1181

CPSC 2150

CPSC 2350

Unavailable

 

 

3

3

3

3

0

MATH AND COMP. SCIENCE

Both of:

MACM 101

MACM 201

 

 

3

3

MATH AND COMP. SCIENCE

Both of:

CPSC 2190

Unavailable

 

 

3

0

DATA SCIENCE

Complete:

DATA 180

 

 

1

DATA SCIENCE

Complete:

Unavailable

 

 

0

MATHEMATICS

One of:

MATH 150

MATH 151

MATH 154

MATH 157

Both of:

MATH 152

MATH 208W

One of:

MATH 232

MATH 240

 

 

4

3

3

3

 

3

3

 

3

3

MATHEMATICS

One of:

Unavailable

MATH 1171 or 1173 or 1253

MATH 1175

MATH 1174

Both of:

MATH 1271 or 1273

Unavailable

One of:

MATH 1252

MATH 2362

 

 

0

3

3

3

 

3

0

 

3

3

STATISTICS

All of:

STAT 240

STAT 260 & 261

One of:

BUS 2321

STAT 2012,3

STAT 2032,3

STAT 2052

STAT 270

 

 

3

3

 

4

3

3

3

3

STATISTICS

All of:

Unavailable

Unavailable

One of:

STAT 1181 & 11821

STAT 1123 or 1181 & 11822

STAT 1123 or 1181 & 11822 or 11243

STAT 1123 or 1181 & 11822

STAT 2281

 

 

0

0

 

4

3/4

3/4

3/4

3

Electives4

 

Electives4

 


LANG STAT 1181 (3) & LANG STAT 1182 (1) = SFU BUS 232 (4) or SFU ECON 233 (4), Student's choice.

2 LANG STAT 1123 or STAT 1181 (3) & LANG STAT 1182 (1) = SFU ACMA 1XX (1) & SFU STAT 201 or 203 or 205 (3).

3 LANG STAT 1124 (3) = SFU STAT 203 (3) or student may request SFU SFU STAT 201 (3) instead.

4The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated July 2021