The Bachelor of Science with a major in Data Science and Analytics will provide a student with foundational mathematical, statistical, and computational knowledge, skills, and methodologies within the context of the ethical and professional standards of Data Science. A student will also complete at least 16 hours of courses in either a domain of expertise in data science and analytics or a minor to provide them a context in which to apply their data science abilities. Thus, the degree will enable the student to either begin a career in industry, government, or community and non-profit organizations in a range of domains, or pursue graduate study.
Students will begin the program by building a foundation in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, and algorithmic techniques. They will then take 38 credit hours of data science core courses covering the fundamentals of data science, programming, machine learning, data mining, data science ethics, and communication. After completing the core, students will complete 6 credit hours of elective courses in data science and statistical learning. Students will also be required to take at least 16 hours in a suitable domain knowledge concentration to begin exploring an expert area of application. The program will conclude with a required data science capstone course, in which the student will demonstrate overall knowledge of the discipline by completing a data science project, incorporating all the knowledge learned in the courses.
This program is a part of the College of Computing and Software Engineering .
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This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions section of the Catalog.
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.
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