Data Science

Become a Data Scientist

WHO THEY ARE

A blend of programmer, statistician, and communicator that burns with curiosity.

DATA SCIENTISTS: HIGH DEMAND

Both large and small companies have figured out how to collect and store data. They now know that they need employees that can provide actionable insight from the data. This rapidly expanding field of data science gives employers individuals who know how to program with, visualize and interpret data.

THE JOB FIELD: LOW SUPPLY

A McKinsey study[1] predicts that the number of data science jobs in the United States alone will exceed 490,000. Globally, demand for data scientists is projected to exceed supply by more than 50 percent. This demand will provide salaries similar to or better than computer science and engineering graduates.


SELECTED DATA SCIENCE COURSES

Here are a few of the courses that you can expect to take in the Data Science program:

CS 335 - Data Wrangling, Exploration, and Visualization

Use data-driven programming for the handling, formatting, and visualization of messy and complex data.

CS 241 - Survey Object-Oriented Programming

Develop Python programming skills through the introduction of object-oriented programming and common data structures.

MATH 425 - Applied Linear Regression

Explore the fundamentals of regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, and the applications to statistical modelling.

CIT 111 - Introduction to Databases

Discover the concepts of logical and physical relationships in a data model and the basic elements of database management systems.


EXPLORE DEGREE OPTIONS

Visit our academic catalog for details on the different options in Data Science.

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[1] How to Stem the Global Shortage of Data Scientists (Tech Crunch Dec. 2015)