The curriculum of this degree combines courses from the disciplines of Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science and prepares students for careers in Big Data Science & Analytics, a rapidly growing field with huge unmet demand. The unique interdisciplinary educational experience allows students the opportunity to acquire the broad base of knowledge and skills which employers are seeking.

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The study and applications of Data Science impacts our lives in myriad ways every moment of every day. Often times we are unaware of the role this important field plays in out daily routines, but we have data scientists to thank as we read the latest news on our social media feed of choice, or watch a movie suggested by our go-to streaming app, even the food you eat has likely been guided by the study of big data. Researchers are working hand in hand with farms of all sizes to help analyze data which in turn can identify and reduce areas of inefficiency and waste, and bring food to your table in a faster, safer, and more cost-effective way.

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