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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.


Sample Courses:

  • 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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