Data Science is a new area of study and employment that is developing because of the need to analyze and understand vast amounts of data that are ubiquitious. The data can be tables of numbers or text (such as tweets) or images (such as maps), and the goal is to learn how to acquire the data and use appropriate methods to extract information and answer questions using a combination of computer programming and data analysis.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science is builds
on basic courses from Mathemematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Majors
take a sequence of Data Science courses and also choose their own Area of
Emphasis according to their interests. In the final capstone project, majors
complete data science projects motivated by their Areas of Emphasis.