Data science is among the fastest growing careers in the job market

Data Science (B.S.)

Data science is among the fastest growing careers in the job market. Become a business intelligence analyst, data mining engineer, or data architect, just to name a few potential job titles, according to simplilearn.com. Data scientists are a new generation of analytical data experts who have the theoretical background and technical skills to solve complex problems, as well as the curiosity to explore the significant problems of the future.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.
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Program Contact
Chair of the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences, Professor of Mathematical and Digital Sciences
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The field of data science focuses on learning methods to extract meaning and the hidden truth from data. Sound interesting? It really is! It's a combination of techniques and theories from many fields including mathematics, computers science, statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, communication studies and ethics.

Bloomsburg University's data science major equips you to draw conclusions from data, using knowledge of statistical inference, computational technology, data management skills and related theories. Study practical and scientific topics, learning how to carry out analyses of data through the full cycle of the investigative process.

Participate in a project-based capstone course that synthesizes the skills and knowledge learned in the various disciplines that encompass data science. BU’s Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences is ready to help you become a data scientist.

What you will learn in data science

  • Foundations in mathematics, statistics and programming
  • Data visualization, communication and interpretation skills
  • Data management technologies including databases and Hadoop, cloud storage and cloud computing
  • Machine learning algorithms. For example, but not limited to k-nearest neighbors (kNN), logistic regression, ridge regression and LASSO, decision trees and Random Forests, Naïve bayes, support vector machine (SVM), and convolutional neural network (cNN)

Courses and Curriculum

Did you know?

$152K
Annual Salary
of a data mining engineer, according to indeed.com
9%
Job Growth Rate
next seven years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program Contacts

Curt Jones

Curt Jones, Ph.D.

  • Chair of the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences, Professor of Mathematical and Digital Sciences

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