The Data Science Major

Data Science
Associate Professor: David Sonnier 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Torumoy Goshal

Data is being generated at all times, arriving from multiple sources at an incredible rate. Nearly every device connected to the internet is generating data, and those capable of analysis and study of it is increasingly in demand. The ongoing generation of “big data” has resulted in a new job market: business leaders, scientists, engineers and leaders in all walks of life have realized that they need scientists with the knowledge and ability to analyze, and understand the implications of the data and then communicate their findings. In addition to the data that is being constantly generated through modern commercial use of the internet, an abundance of data has been in existence for some time. The proper study and understanding of the implications of this data is increasingly important.

The Lyon College Data Science program will provide students with the theoretical background and initial problem-solving experiences focusing on three general broad areas: science, business and economics, and social sciences and humanities.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Data Science

Computer Science Core Competence

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Math Core Competence

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Data Science Core Competence

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
7

Requirements for Science Track

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Title
Credits
Data Science Elective Group - Science Track  +
9 - 12
Data Science Independent Study Lab  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12-15

Requirements for Business & Economics Track

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Requirements for Social Sciences/Humanities/Fine Arts Track

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Title
Credits
Data Science Independent Study Lab  +
3
Data Science Elective Group - Social Sciences/Humanities/Fine Arts  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
12
Total credits:
60-63

Overview

Program