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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Technologies you will use

  • Python via Anaconda
  • Data Science libraries in Python, including NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, scikit-learn, AI Fairness 360, ML Inspect, Fairlearn, DataSynthesizer, SHAP
  • Jupyter notebooks
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), cluster setup and management, and Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)
  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow
  • Data Visualization with matplotlib, ggplot, Google Data Studio and Tableau
  • Big Data with Hadoop and MapReduce, PySpark, Apache Pig

Professional skills for presentation, writing, and networking activities

  • Meet data science professionals and learn about the practices within different companies and industries.
  • Communicate components of the data science life cycle to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Interpret your findings into actionable recommendations.
  • Explain the value and limitations of your methodology and analysis.
  • Engage with data sets from various disciplines to understand the contextual importance of your work.

Technical Skills you will develop

  • Utilize statistics to solve and analyze data science problems
  • Simulate, model, and work with experimental data sets
  • Utilize parallel computing to process big data workflows
  • Employ UNIX commands for file system navigation and management
  • Acquire and manage data using the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) paradigm
  • Design and utilize a relational database
  • Configure and utilize big data platforms to manage large datasets
  • Analyze ethical issues around a data science product, with an eye towards fairness, privacy, transparency, and interpretability
  • Integrate skills in a multi-faceted data science project

Traditional Track – Full time

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Students are encouraged to enroll in the summer and winter online course offerings for the above requirements when available.

– Fieldwork Experiences, which may count towards an elective, is also frequently offered during the summer session.


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