What will I learn?

Data Science is an emerging field that has grown out of the tremendous growth in statistics and computer science in the past few decades. Data can help one seek to understand patterns in the world in light of inherent uncertainty. In order to study and address many of the challenges in our society, one must have the tools to process data, perform computations, summarize, investigate, and communicate important findings from the information. Data science can play a critical role in many efforts to enhance the conditions of the human person and the world.

Data Science combines courses in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics to equip students with the skills needed to analyze Big Data using advanced computing and statistical methods. Students begin with introductory classes in these areas to build their knowledge of the mathematical foundations of data science and their computational and statistical thinking skills.

Students then move into more advanced courses like Computational Tools for Data Science, Applied Regression Analysis, and Data Structures in which they learn to create complex computer-based data models.

Data Science majors complete their degrees by applying what they have learned in their Data Science Senior Seminar.

Careers

There is great unfulfilled demand in industry and government for people trained in quantitative methods in general and in Data Science in particular. Many fields increasingly utilize statistical methods and large, complex data sets in routine practice. Research across a wide spectrum of disciplines to an extent never seen before uses and relies on statistical methods together with computing skills with insight and expertise in working with Big Data.

The career outlook for Data Science graduates is excellent. According to a 2017 study by IBM, demand for data scientists will increase 28% by 2020, with more than 60,000 job openings per year.

Which department am I in?

Saint Michael's College

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,590.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Saint Michael's College

One Winooski Park,

COLCHESTER,

Vermont,

05439, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application must have completed a high school record and strength of college preparatory curriculum (including the senior year of high school). Applicants should have at least sixteen Carnegie Units of college preparatory course work in high school including some combination of the following (in order of importance). Four years of English; While courses like speech and other English electives are interesting, students are recommended to take those in addition to (not as replacements for) English courses with a strong emphasis on writing and the reading of literature. Two to three years of the same foreign language; A minimum of two are required, but it is highly recommended that applicants pursue as many years of language as possible. Three to four years of theoretical mathematics; Three to four years of science, including at least two lab sciences; Three to four years of history and social sciences.

For international students

Students must complete their high school from a recognized institution. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL iBT – 79; Cambridge English Qualification - C1; Duolingo English Test - 110. Application Deadlines: For Fall Semester: February 1; For Spring Semester: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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