Degree:
B.A.
Division:
Natural Sciences
Program Options:
Area of Concentration, Secondary Field

Whether you are interested in analyzing consumer transactions, tweets, call data records, or creating stunning visualizations, you will find that the concepts and techniques covered in our Data Science program will be employable in the workforce or a foundation for graduate studies.

About the Data Science Area of Concentration

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field formed from the amalgamation of Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics that aims to solve complex problems by revealing information hidden in large datasets known as Big Data. As today’s businesses and IT systems continue to produce massive and ever-increasing amounts of digital data, the need for Data Scientists is greater than ever.

The area of concentration starts with courses that form the foundational knowledge and skills in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, databases and data munging, followed by more advanced courses on statistical models, algorithms, distributed computing, software engineering and machine learning. Students will then complete a senior thesis in data science in any domain of their interest. They can also pursue an interdisciplinary area under the supervision of one or more faculty.

Earn your Undergrad & Graduate Degrees in 5 years!

New College students who complete the second year of their studies in any area of concentration are encouraged to follow the accelerated 3+2 curriculum to earn their undergrad and a masters in Applied Data Science in five years. Learn about the 3 + 2 Pathway

Recent Courses

  • Algorithms for Data Science
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Distributed Computing for Data Science
  • Distributed Systems for Data Science

Career Pathways

  • Researcher
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Applications Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst

Contact Us

Natural Sciences Division

Contact
Phone Number
Email Address
Location
Office
Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

Data Science Faculty

Burcin Bozkaya Director of Applied Data Science Graduate Program
Professor of Data Science
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Melissa Crow Instructor of Statistics
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David Gillman Associate Professor of Computer Science
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Bernhard Klingenberg Adjunct Instructor of Statistics
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Matthew Lepinski Associate Professor of Computer Science
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Patrick McDonald Professor of Mathematics
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Tiago Perez Assistant Professor of Data Science
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Eirini Poimenidou Professor of Mathematics
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Tania Roy Assistant Professor of Human Centered Computing
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Andrey Skripnikov Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
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Necmettin Yildirim Professor of Mathematics
Soo Bong Chae Chair of Applied Mathematics
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