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Program Information

Why Data Science at the College of Charleston?

  • First undergraduate data science degree to be offered in the US 
  • Choice of fourteen cognate disciplines from which to practice and learn
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Paid internships for students with IBM, Bibliolife, MUSC and more
  • Career opportunities emerging in all areas of industry, business and science
  • Department of Labor statistics project a 25% growth rate in employment through the year 2018

Major in Data Science - Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is intended for students who wish to pursue professional positions in data mining, business intelligence, national security, genomics, drug informatics, biomedical informatics, and any other data-intensive field in which new knowledge is discovered through patterns in data. DATA is new. DATA is hot. DATA is suited to students who love to apply computing and math. As a data science major, you may select from one of four specializiations which you can customize to match your career and academic goals.

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  • Choose from four specializations:
    • Business Analytics Emphasis (e.g., Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance)
    • Sciences Emphasis (e.g., Bioinformatics, Geoinformatics, Physics)
    • Social Sciences Emphasis (e.g., Psychology, Sociology)
    • Arts and Humanities Emphasis (e.g., Archaeological Informatics, Digital Humanities)
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Minor in Data Science

For more information on pursuing a minor in Data Science, please reference the following links: