Data Science

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.

YEAR 1

Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter

YEAR 1 Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter
General Education Courses

YEAR 2

Spring

YEAR 2 Spring
Calculus or Linear Algebra
Data Ethics
Introduction to Python for Data Science
Introduction to Computer Science

Fall

YEAR 2 Fall
Statistics & Probability
Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structure
Elective
(select 2)
Big Data Fundamentals
Data Protection and System Security
Introduction to Software Engineering

YEAR 3

Spring

YEAR 3 Spring
Machine Learning
Fundamental Techniques for Data Analytics
Elective
(select 2)
Database System
Data Science in Real Life
Computational Thinking for Problem Solving

Fall

YEAR 3 Fall
Deep Learning
Data Modeling
Data Transformation
Data Visualization

YEAR 4

Spring

YEAR 4 Spring
Cloud Computing
Elective
(select 3)
Bayesian Statistics
Data Mining & Analytics
Data Optimization
Data Classification

Fall

YEAR 4 Fall
‘TEAM PROJECT”

* The specific courses may change