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Data Science Specialization, BS

Background info:

Data science and engineering cross every discipline at Mines and have become a fundamental component in the advancement of all STEM fields. It’s also crucial for business, financial, social, political, and military analytics and decision-making.

Data is virtually everywhere in the modern world. It’s in the factory robots that build cars. It’s in the way water flows through an aquifer. It’s in the fluctuations of the cattle market in relation to commodity price changes. It’s in the frequency of floods and extreme weather events. Mines is educating top-tier experts in data science and engineering who will make vital advancements across multiple sectors of industry, government, and academia. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks data scientist number 29 among the fastest growing occupations with a growth rate of 31%.

Program info:

Take normal mathematics courses in addition to Probability and Statistics II, Advanced Linear Algebra, Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Management Systems; select one from the following Data Analysis and Data Mining; select one from the following Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Advanced Artificial Intelligence.

Contact info:

Travis Kowalski, Department Head
McLaury 206C
(605) 394-2471

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Travis Kowalski
Department Head/Professor
Phone: (605) 394-2471
Office: McLaury 206C