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YEAR ONE
FALL SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
MATH 101/105
Chinese/EAP 101A
Writing Course
DKU 101
Total credits
credits
DF/4
2
2
0
SESSION 2
Course
BIOL 110 / CHEM 110 / PHYS 121 / INTGSCI 205
MATH 201
EAP 101B
Total credits
credits
DF/4
D/4
2
SPRING SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
STATS 102 COMPSCI 101
GCHINA 101
EAP 102A
Total credits
credits
E/4
4
2
SESSION 2
Course
BIOL 110 / CHEM 110 / PHYS 121 / INTGSCI 205
MATH 202
EAP 102B
Total credits
credits
DF/4
D/4
2

YEAR TWO
FALL SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
MATH 206
GLOCHALL 201
Total credits
credits
D/4
4
SESSION 2
Course
COMPSCI 201
STATS 211
Total credits
credit
ID/4
D/4
SPRING SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
MATH 304
COMPSCI 203
Total credits
credit
D/4
E/4
SESSION 2
Course
COMPSCI 301
MATH 305
Total credits
credit
D/4
D/4

YEAR THREE
FALL SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
STATS 302
SOCS 320
Total credits
credits
ID/4
E/4
SESSION 2
Course
STATS 303
COMPSCI 205 COMPSCI 207 ECON 211
CAPSTONE 2
Total credits
credits
ID/4
E/4
SPRING SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
STATS 401
COMPSCI 304 COMPSCI 401
Total credits
credits
ID/4
E/4
SESSION 2
Course
COMPSCI 302 STATS 304
STATS 402
Total credits
credits
E/4
ID/4

YEAR FOUR
FALL SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
COMPSCI 402
CAPSTONE 495
Total credits
credits
E/4
4
SESSION 2
Course
STATS 403
CAPSTONE 496
Total credits
credit
E/4
4
SPRING SEMESTER
SESSION 1
Course
COMPSCI 311
Total credits
credit
E/4
SESSION 2
Course
COMPSCI 306 STATS 404
Total credits
credit
E/4

DF: Divisional Foundation, D: Disciplinary, ID: Interdisciplinary, E: Elective
Notes
  1. For MATH 101/105, only of them should be taken.
  2. Concerning the following four courses, PHYS 121 is strongly recommended especially for the students who would like to pursue a graduate degree in a field related to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Additionally, if INTGSCI 205 is being planned to be taken, it is suggested to take INTGSCI 205 after completing one of the other three courses.
    • BIOL 110: Integrated Science – Biology
    • CHEM 110: Integrated Science – Chemistry
    • PHYS 121: Integrated Science – Physics
    • INTGSCI 205: Integrated Science
  3. CAPSTONE 495 and COMPSCI 496 correspond to signature work.
  4. CAPSTONE 495 and COMPSCI 496 correspond to signature work.
  5. STATS 304: Bayesian and Modern Statistics and STATS 404: Probabilistic Graphical Models (potentially) are offered once every 2 years .
  6. SOCS 320: Data in the World: Applied Social Statistics requires STATS 101: Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods which is not a part of the Data Science curriculum.
  7. A term at Duke University should be considered, either for the first semester or the second semester of your third year. For your course choices at Duke, concerning their equivalencies with the DKU courses, please refer to https://globaled.dukekunshan.edu.cn/outbound/prepare/academics-credits/duke-dku-credit-transfer/ and check the document named Equivalencies from Duke-DKU courses for major requirements. Here are potential Duke alternatives for the courses placed in the sample 4-year plan:
    • STATS 302: Principles of Machine Learning (DKU) ≈ COMPSCI 371 / 371D: Elements of Machine Learning (Duke)
    • STATS 401: Data Acquisition and Visualization (DKU) ≈ ISS 313L/STA 313L: Advanced Data Visualization (Duke)
    • COMPSCI 205: Computer Organization and Programming (DKU) ≈ COMPSCI 205D/ECE 250D: Computer Architecture (Duke)
    • etc.
MISC
  • A total of 136 DKU credits is required for international students to graduate. Out of those minimum 136 credits required to graduation, 34 credits must be taught/co-taught by Duke faculty. For Chinese students, including those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, need to complete 158 DKU credits, concerning the additional credits in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education.
  • To meet the credit requirements, students need to complete additional elective courses in addition to completing the General Education and Major Requirements. The listed elective courses in the bulletin are the recommended ones, aligned with the major. Any other courses can also be taken, instead.
  • In Fall and Spring terms, the normal course load is 16-20 credits (8-10 credits in each 7-week session).
  • DKU 101 is a 0-credit course that needs to be taken by every student during the first session of the first year. It extends DKU’s standard first-year orientation by creating a more in-depth course that familiarizes first-year students with the concepts, ideas, and principles necessary to be successful at DKU and in a liberal arts and sciences setting generally.