As you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics; you will learn the interdisciplinary mix of data handling, analysis, and business skills you need to help manage and use the ever-growing body of data available in industry, government, science, and nonprofit organizations.
As a DSA major, you will gain expertise in computer science/programming, statistics, and business analysis. You will be able to organize, aggregate, store, and use rapidly generated data from diverse sources—data sets so large they need to be stored and processed in a distributed manner rather than on just one computer. You will learn algorithms to discover knowledge and make decisions from extremely high-dimensional data sets. Concentration options include Data Science Theory, Web Analytics, or Advanced Data Analysis.
Students who graduate from the DSA program will be able to enter a career immediately if they choose, or continue to advanced degrees. Opportunities include any sector of business or industry, research institutions, regulatory agencies, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms.
As they study, students have the opportunity to participate in department seminars in the Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems departments. Students will also participate in a capstone course with a large, real-world project, and are encouraged to present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium and professional conferences.
This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.