Educational Technology

January 24, 2013

3 Key Ingredients to a Data Science Degree

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Ed

No data science degree exists in the U.S. And that’s a problem, because huge amounts of real-time data in all sectors need to be analyzed and acted on. But this process currently passes through five people with specialized skill sets in different departments. And it takes weeks, if not months to do. Oftentimes, the market has changed by then, so the data’s not even relevant. However, in the long term, universities need to produce graduates who can fill these positions, said Jennifer Lewis Priestley, an associate professor of statistics and director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Services at Kennesaw State University. She recommends three key ingredients to a data science degree and shares the reasons why no one’s put them together.

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