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Data Science (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Data Science program offers a curriculum that focuses on developing analytical and technical skills necessary for analyzing massive amounts of data and extracting information from complex data sources.

As a Data Science major, you will learn to:

  • Collect, manage, interpret and analyze data to make data-driven decisions
  • Use tools and techniques to access data from various sources, such as data from relational databases or from the web
  • Design programs in a variety of computational software platforms or computer languages that involve data processes
  • Critique data analyses performed on a particular data set

You’ll take a common core of courses in computer science, programming, mathematics and software during your first two years, after which you will select courses with a more narrow focus based on your interests.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Structures
  • Data Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra with Applications
  • Mathematical Modeling

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Careers

The increasing availability of digital information is changing the way businesses and organizations operate. More and more companies are in need of data science professionals with deep analytical and technical skills who can analyze massive amounts of data and extract information from complex data sources.

Our graduates will be prepared for the diverse uses of data science in business, industry, government, scientific research and society, and for advanced studies in applied statistics and data science. It has been established by well-respected job satisfaction surveys that data scientists earn top pay and have a high quality of life with low job stress.