Data Science (BA)

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Program Description

The undergraduate major in data science is designed to develop students’ broad knowledge in emerging theories and methods of computational statistics in academic fields within the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Students who complete the major in data science will be exposed to diverse ways of knowing, research and critical thinking skills, and communication and inference techniques to make them both ethically and scientifically responsible stewards of data, as well as, of course, rigorous scientists.

While students will necessarily gain skills in programming due to the computational nature of the field, this major is not centered on professional or vocational training. Instead, the skill-building in computational applications and database management that takes place within our data science courses and curriculum unfolds within a broader context of scientific and theoretical frameworks for understanding and pursuing deeper objectives, novel knowledge generation, and robust discovery.

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