The Departments of Statistics and Computer Science announce the creation of a B.S. degree in Data Science beginning Fall 2015. Data Science is a rapidly evolving discipline and sits at the intersection of Statistics and Computer Science. This evolution has been driven by the exponential increase in processing power available and the ever-increasing amount of data now collected, stored and available in every facet of business, science and government. There is an ever-increasing need for big data, and going forward it is likely that most jobs for statistics graduates will include a big data component. It is also clear that many computer science undergraduate graduate job opportunities will involve big data as well. This B.S degree prepares practitioners in data science. For more information regarding the requirements of the B.S. in Data Science, please see the listing on the Statistics Department website
For further information see this listing.