Data scientists who can deal with big data are some of the highly paid professionals in today’s business world. With the development of computer technology and the internet, companies nowadays are witnessing a massive exponential increase of data in most existing industries. With better understanding of data, companies can discover unmet needs of current and potential consumers, find ways to improve products and services, forecast the direction of business environment changes, and so on. However, organizing and analyzing data in a way that makes sense and catches meaningful insights are difficult tasks that can only be done by professionally educated data scientists. That’s why data scientists are so valuable today.
JCFS offers a data science major with the aim of developing the most competent leaders in the data science field who can utilize their knowledge in practical industries. With education in data science major from JCFS, students will be able to get jobs in fields including but not limited to these: data architect, data engineer, business intelligence developer and manager, data analyst, business analyst, and data scientist.
Below is the curriculum for students choosing data science (DS) major in JCFS.
Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter
|General Education Courses|
|Calculus or Linear Algebra|
|Introduction to Python for Data Science|
|Introduction to Computer Science|
|Statistics & Probability|
|Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structure|
|Big Data Fundamentals|
|Data Protection and System Security|
|Introduction to Software Engineering|
|Fundamental Techniques for Data Analytics|
|Data Science in Real Life|
|Computational Thinking for Problem Solving|
|Data Mining & Analytics|
* The specific courses may change