Every day, human interaction with technology generates enormous volumes of data. This ever-growing collection of information is leveraged in virtually every industry across the globe, including healthcare, government, technology, manufacturing, social media, finance and entertainment.
As a data science student in Duquesne University’s bachelor of science program, you’ll learn practical solutions to a wide array of data-related problems—from those involving small data sets to those involving massive amounts of data. Your curriculum will incorporate the entire data science pipeline, including problem formulation, data collection, high-powered computing, statistical analyses and meaningful interpretation.
As a major, you will become well versed in both the broad strokes and intricacies of data science and will be able to accomplish the following with confidence:
- Generate, collect, clean, store, manage and process data.
- Implement data visualization and exploratory data-analysis techniques.
- Develop statistical and data-based machine learning models at the forefront of data science for addressing a problem of interest. Be proficient in Python and R, with a focus on the best techniques for collaborative coding as a data science team.
- Interpret model output in the context of real-world solutions.
- Translate data problems, methods and findings in oral, visual and written formats to any audience.
- Understand the underpinnings, deficits, and benefits of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) models.
Data scientists are in high demand in any industry that needs to collect and interpret data—literally every industry on the planet—and data science is third among Glassdoor's 2022 Best Jobs in America. If your goal is to be a data scientist, business intelligence officer or data analyst, this program will put you on the path to the career you’ve envisioned.
The B.S. degree will also serve as an incredibly useful foundation on which to begin a path into graduate work in a number of more advanced areas of related study.