The program combines computer science, information science, mathematics, statistics, and probability theory into an integrated curriculum that prepares students for careers or graduate studies in big data analysis, data science, and data analytics. The course work covers exploratory data analysis, data manipulation in a variety of programming languages, large-scale data storage, predictive analytics, machine learning, data mining, and information visualization and presentation. Data Science has emerged as a discipline due to the confluence of two major events: (1) The ability to collect, store, prune, process, and transmit large amounts of data in the cloud. (2) The convergence of programming, statistics, artificial intelligence, and visualization as complementary tools for the analysis and understanding of data.
Here’s what people have to say about the BS in Data Science program:
“A degree in Data Science will prepare students for careers curating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. Data scientists are in demand across a diverse range of fields, from sports analytics to business to health informatics. This degree will provide the foundation necessary for students to step into such positions and intelligently harness data to inform processes and decisions. ”
– Byron Wallace
Program Professor, Director of the BS in Data Science program
Current Course Catalog and Sample Schedule
BS in Data Science
Current students, please see your degree audit for up to date curriculum changes.
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