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The past decade has witnessed “learning from data” catapulting into great public attention. In such a context, I describe an undergraduate course, Mathematics of Data Science, that immediately follows courses for Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, aiming to fill the educational need of a new generation of math majors and minors. I also discuss how the organization of the math content led to synergy with a few other upper-level courses and how the teaching links to new modes of scientific reasoning and Christian apologetics.