The College of Coastal Georgia's Data Science program will prepare students to fill one of the thousands of available and well-paid positions in data science and analytics across the state of Georgia and beyond.
Offered by the Department of Mathematics in cooperation with the School of Business, put simply, Data Science is the science of turning data into value. In every aspect of modern life, massive amounts of data are being collected every day. Analyzing data can help businesses increase profits, healthcare systems track and treat diseases, and help individuals plan for retirement, among many other things. But collecting, organizing, transforming, and analyzing large data sets takes a person with special skills. Our B.S. in Data Science (sometimes called Data Analytics) can provide you with these resume-building, in-demand skills and knowledge so that you can be competitive in the modern workforce.
"When you look at most intern and full-time Data Scientist job requirements, such as Python R, high knowledge of mathematics, machine learning skills, data visualization skills, statistical skills...and I'm learning the majority of these skills as of this semester and next semester." - Darius Hammond, Data Science Major.
A Data Scientist needs a variety of skills such as computer programming, mathematical modeling, statistics, and disciplinary knowledge in a specialty field. Our program includes courses in the most popular and in-demand programming languages for jobs in data science (Python and R), courses in mathematical and statistical modeling techniques, and five concentrations to help you target your skills to your interest area: computational methods, healthcare analytics, financial technology (“FinTech”), marketing, and entrepreneurship.
Practically every area of business, industry, and government needs people who can help make sense of the data they collect. Graduates can apply for jobs with regional healthcare systems, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturing companies, large retailers, banking and financial technology firms, operations and marketing research firms, logistics companies, and transportation companies, just to name a few. In 2016, the McKinsey Global Institute reported that about half of executives across all sectors of industry reported “greater difficulty recruiting analytical talent than filling any other kind of role.”
Are you ready to increase your earning potential and prepare yourself for an increasingly technical workforce? Click on the five different Data Science concentrations below and review the program requirements for each.
Concentrations in Data Science
"One thing i really love about the program is the career-focused attitude. getting comfortable with anaconda and github is something that everyone is going to have to learn right out of the gate when they start a job, so having that in your bag from the get-go is super powerful." - Travis Simmons, Data Science Minor