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Data Science

Data science has been referred to as the hottest job of the 21st century, and PUC’s Bachelor of Science in Data Science will help students for a career in this rapidly growing industry. This major prepares students to work with and analyze data in a variety of industries including entertainment, healthcare, technology, as well as political and social science.

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The Data Science major prepares students to be employed to work with and analyze data in a variety of industries including entertainment, healthcare, technology, and political and social science.

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What is Data Science?

In short, data science is making sense of data. We, as a society, have become very good at collecting large amounts of data. The job of a data scientist is to find patterns in the data and to use the data to answer practical questions.

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What traditional skills are required?

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that com- bines skills from computer science, statistics, and mathematics. A data scientist interacts with data through a variety of programming languages, such as R and Python. A data scientist needs to be comfortable writing his/her own programs, as well as using existing programs, to obtain, clean, and analyze data. Statistics are used to summarize the data, make models, and predict undocumented behavior. A data scientist must be able to “think in higher dimensions”. This requires a mastery of linear algebra and multivariate calculus. More advanced techniques, such as machine learning, require additional mathematical skills, like optimization.

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What does PUC offer in Data Science?

The PUC Mathematics Department offers a B.S. degree in Data Science. The Data Science major prepares students to be employed to work with and analyze data in a variety of industries including entertainment, healthcare, technology, and political and social science. The degree also provides a background for further graduate study in data science or related fields.

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What should a student do if they are unsure if they are interested in majoring in Data Science?

Register for DTSC 101 – Introduction to Data Science. Anyone can take it! In this hands-on course students will discover simple relationships in data and identify causality and model deterministic data.

Careers

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Statistical Assistant
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist

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