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Data Science (4+1 BS/MS)


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Data Science (4+1 BS/MS)

Interested in becoming a Data Scientist or Data Analyst someday? Ready to start the journey now, in a five-year B.S./M.S. in Data ScienceProgram? If so, consider Ramapo College, where you can learn the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the computer and data science profession and earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Data Science in five years:

  • Complete your Bachelor of Science in Data Science, Computer Science, Math or Bioinformatics in four years.
  • Begin taking graduate courses in your senior year. Take a fifth year of full-time coursework and complete your Master of Science in Data Science.

Ramapo College Data Science graduates are in high demand by local, regional and national tech firms. Our graduates also go on to work in computer, financial, scientific, and organizational corporations of every size as well as non-profit organizations and in the public sector.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in Data Science prepares students for jobs in a diverse set of industries including hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial and trading firms, sports teams, marketing agencies, and of course tech companies. Data Scientists entering the job market with skills in programming, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization have their pick of high paying, high quality jobs at some of the most prestigious and exciting companies in the country.

The LinkedIn August 2018 workforce report found a 150,000+ labor shortage for Data Scientists, with particularly elevated demand in NJ/NY, SF, and LA metro areas.

Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist as the #1 job in America in 2019, with a median base salary of 108K/year, and has been ranked the #1 best paying job out of college in 2019.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers has estimated that 27% of employers are looking for a Master’s degree when filling Data Science positions. That same study identifies New Jersey and New York as the #1 region in terms of number of job postings.

This program also prepares students to continue into a graduate program in Data Science or disciplinary analytics program.

Hands-On Learning

This project-based major asks students to apply their skills to real problems throughout the curriculum. The culminating experience of this program is a capstone project, ideally a problem from the minor or second major discipline. The student works on an extensive project to produce a solution to a data related problem and must communicate their results to the College community.

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