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About Data Science

Are you a person that enjoys statistics? Do you love computer programming? Would you like to join a growing field to utilize both skills to communicate solutions to problems from various industries? If so, then you should consider majoring in Data Science.

Data Scientists collect, synthesize, and analyze big data to drive scientific discovery and business opportunities. Data Scientists are skilled in programming languages, like R and Python, and leverage advanced knowledge in statistics, machine learning, and data visualization to meet the demands of modern business and science.

Data Science sits at the intersection of mathematics and computer science and is applied to a boundless set of disciplines. This program requires mathematics, statistics, computer programming, ethics, and a disciplinary minor as a basis for the integrated projects required within the Data Science program.

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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.

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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