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Data Science

beyond big data

Identify and extract meaning from numbers

Combine the elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, social sciences and design to turn data into insight.

Data Science Major

Careers and Outcomes

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CDSA

Get hands on experience in the exciting field of Data Science.

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Science & Math Colloquium

Data Science Minor

Data Science at Houghton

Data Science

In today’s technology-driven world, data scientists master the art of identifying and extracting meaning from numbers.

Data science combines elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, social sciences and design to turn data into insight. In virtually all areas of commerce, politics, civil society and humanities, data scientists are developing powerful new approaches to managing and using vast amounts of data.

Business leaders use data analytics to improve customer experiences and increase revenue. Healthcare professionals use it to map the genes of cancer patients, resulting in personalized medicine. The city of Portland, Oregon, uses data to time traffic signals and reduced 150,000 metric tons of CO2 emission in just six years.

Houghton’s data science program combines the technical expertise needed with a hands-on learning style that prepares students for careers in any number of fields.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Jobs in Data Science

  • Chief information officer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Data architect
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Predictive modeler
  • Software engineer

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