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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 how to collect and analyze data, how to determine which tools and techniques are best for data collection and how to design programs in a variety of computer languages involving data processes.

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in data science requires taking a common core of courses in computer science, programming, mathematics and software during your first two years. After two years,you will select courses with a more narrow focus based on your interests.

Classes

Coursework

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

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Statistician
  • Functional analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Predictive modeler
  • Data architect
  • Data governance specialist
  • Data visualization specialist
  • Computer scientist
  • Market analyst

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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.

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