Computer and Data Science (BA)

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Program Description

The program in computer and data science targets students who seek comprehensive training in two bodies of knowledge: (1) computer science, an established field that advances computing, programming, and building large-scale and intelligent systems, and (2) data science, an emerging field that leverages computer science, mathematics, and domain-specific knowledge to analyze large data collections using data mining, predictive statistics, visualization, and efficient data management. The program in computer and data science trains students to use data science systems, the automated systems that effectively predict outcomes of interest and that extract insights from increasingly large data sets. This training enables students to participate in harnessing the power of data and in influencing policies that will govern the rollout of data science technologies. In addition, students gain the ability to build such systems.

Joint BS/BS Program with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The department offers CAS students a dual five-year BS/BS program with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Students in the program receive the BS degree in computer science from CAS and the BS degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering from NYU Tandon. See Programs for a list of joint BS/BS programs offered at CAS.


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