Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS)

Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS)

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Bachelor of Data Science (BSDS) prepares students to meet the challenges presented by the explosive growth of very large scale and complex data sources. The availability of data from sources such as business activities, social media and scientific instruments constantly creates new problems requiring data-driven solutions and opportunities and problems for innovation. BS in Data Science students develops the knowledge and skill to address these opportunities for the benefit of individuals and organizations. Students in the degree complete a minor, typically in business or the sciences, to provide knowledge and skill in a specific subject area to which data science techniques can be applied. Program Features: Innovative coursework in data mining, information retrieval, visual analytics, social media trend spotting, and information policy; A unique opportunity to interact with a wide range of disciplines in this interdisciplinary degree program; Students in the degree complete a minor, typically in business or the sciences, to provide knowledge and skill in a specific subject area to which data science techniques can be applied. Minors available to BSDS students include: Human Centered Computing (NEW), Security Technology (NEW), Computer Science, Emergency Management, Information Systems and Software Engineering; Students are eligible to participate in Big Data-related co-ops. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES Within three to five years of graduating, alumni of the program are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones: Be valued contributors to private or public organizations as demonstrated by promotions, increased responsibility, or other professional recognition Contribute to professional knowledge as demonstrated by published papers, technical reports, patents, or conference presentations Succeed in continuing professional development as demonstrated by completion of graduate studies or professional certifications Display commitment and leadership within the professional and community as demonstrated by contributions towards society's greater good and prosperity. STUDENT OUTCOMES The program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation: An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution An ability to design, implements, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice