UTD Math and Computer Science Departments Add a New Degree in Data Science

The University of Texas Dallas is constantly looking for ways to come up with degree programs that will increase their graduates’ job placement opportunities. And not any other job, nut the most lucrative jobs in the country.

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematical Sciences have collaborated to offer a cross-disciplinary degree in Data Science. The first class will commence in the spring semester of 2019. It is one of its kind in North Texas.

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will oversee the new curriculum. The curriculum is bound to provide a strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, and statistics.  Upon conclusion, the graduate will be in a position to quickly and accurately draw conclusions from large data sets.

Meanwhile, Glassdoor an authentic and prominent job market website placed data scientist at the top of its best jobs in America list. The standings were based on job placement, earning potential and job satisfaction.

Dr. Gopal Gupta, Erik Jonsson head of the computer science department said that data science can be used across different disciplines.

“Data science is becoming increasingly important today. Every field or organization has big problems that it wants to be solved, and they are in possession of a large amount of relevant data. Data science can help solve these big problems,” he said.

The program also offers a capstone project course that significantly improves one’s certificate in data science, computer science, and mathematical science.

The new degree program houses a balanced mixture of computer science, statistics and math courses. As a graduate, you can work in the banking sector, healthcare, retail, government, and technology among others.

Source: https://www.utdallas.edu/news/campus/math-computer-science-departments-collaborate-to-offer-data-science-bachelors/



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