Data Science is an emerging field which uses statistical computation to make data-based decisions, inferences, and predictions. The Data Science skill set is highly sought after in the labor market.
This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to Data Science, drawing on the liberal arts tradition of the Johnson Campus and the technical focus of the Lyndon Campus, to produce graduates who are skilled consumers, creators, and communicators of data and statistical analyses. Foundational technical skills are developed in a sequence of existing courses in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, career skills are honed by selecting electives from existing courses in the Business or Behavioral Sciences Department, liberal arts skills are acquired through the existing NVU General Education Core Curriculum, and data science-specific skills are developed through targeted coursework.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Data Science program will be:
- proficient consumers, creators and communicators of data, including the ability to summarize and visualize data for both technical and general audiences.
- proficient in a computer programming language with extensibility.
- able to apply foundational mathematics and computer science knowledge to problems in data science.
- able to acquire, store and manage data in a variety of formats, and scale.