The goal of the Data Science Program is to provide comprehensive training in this growing interdisciplinary field. Through courses in statistics, computing, and applied domains (e.g. government, environmental science, sociology), students explore the societal impact of data science and such ethical concerns as privacy rights and data validity.
About the Major
There is accelerating demand in academic, government, and business settings for those with the quantitative, statistical, and technological expertise to collect and analyze large data sets.
A concentration in data science allows students to engage with statistical methods, algorithms, data structures, and machine learning to gain a critical understanding of the data life cycle and analysis.
Students Will Learn To:
- Gain proficiency in the data life cycle: creation, curation, documentation, analysis, and communication.
- Apply data science tools to real world problems and produce well documented and reproducible analyses.
- Understand the social and ethical impact of the tools used in data science.