Data Science

The rapidly expanding collection of massive amounts of data is leading to transformations across broad segments of industry, science, and society. These changes have sparked great demand for individuals with skills in managing and analyzing complex data sets. Such skills are interdisciplinary, involving ideas typically associated with computing, information processing, mathematics, and statistics as well as the development of new methodologies spanning these fields. Our major in Data Science (offered jointly with the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Departments of Mathematics and Statistics) will enable students to participate in this data revolution.

This undergraduate major allows students to gain critical skill sets that span key areas of statistics, computing, and mathematics, with foundational training providing literacy in four areas (data, algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical) that every student needs to master data science. Students will develop expertise that connects theory to the solution of real-world problems, and be able to specialize their studies towards a more specific career focuses. Completing this major will prepare students to work as a data science professional or to pursue graduate study in a direction involving data in a significant way.

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