iSchool offering a Data Analytics license, master option
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The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University this fall introduced the new Applied Data Analysis program, housing a new field of study at Hinds Hall.
Students who choose Applied Data Analysis as their major subject have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and have the option to pursue a Masters Degree through the iSchool’s Accelerated Accelerated Format, which allows undergraduates to earn graduate credit to initiate the master’s degree of their choice. program.
The program offers innovative approaches through hands-on learning and familiarization with artificial intelligence tools to develop the skills necessary for careers in data science.
It aims to teach students how to collect, analyze and present data effectively and efficiently through the use of visual and computational data science methods.
Students can also expect to develop and improve sought-after technical skills such as R and Python programming languages. The program allows students to gain depth in all aspects of data analysis: big data analysis, data mining, information visualization, company data, and information reports and presentations.
As the job market continues to advance technologically, students of data science and analytics are increasingly in demand, according to the program Web page.
The stars were aligned around the major in applied data analysis
Bruce Kingma, director of undergraduate programs at the school
“The stars were aligned around the Applied Data Analytics major,” said Bruce Kingma, professor of entrepreneurship and director of undergraduate programs at iSchool.
Over the next 10 years, according to the webpage, data science jobs are expected to increase by 31% as data becomes increasingly needed to fuel critical decision-making across industries. The Applied Data Analysis program, offered as both a major and a minor, aims to equip students with the skills to enter the increasingly diverse world of the data-driven industry.
“It’s day and night, the tools that are available. But that does mean you have to learn how to properly use these tools to make predictions on the data. Kingma said.
The data is used in many fields, such as sports science, health care, the performing arts and economics, Kingma said.
ISchool professors formulated the structure and content of the curriculum from August to October 2020. After the university administration and New York State approved the curriculum, it has officially launched for the fall semester 2021.
“We all participate in a set of data analytics courses and professors,” said Kingma, emphasizing the experience and expertise that iSchool professors bring to the table, especially in the field. of data science. He called the team of professors a group of people who will lead the program and prepare students for success.
Asked about the value of the program for new and current students, Kingma highlighted the increasing practicality of data analysis.
“Any employer with data and wanting to make better decisions on that data would be wise to hire one of these graduates,” Kingma said.
The iSchool has already seen a wave of students interested in the Applied Data Analysis program.
One such student is Caleb Welsh, a junior who transitioned from managing information technology to applied data analytics this fall.
“Personally, I chose to change because I’m a minor in marketing, and I actually wanted to go more into that area. I think the Applied Data Analytics major complements that well, ”Welsh said.
Welsh echoed Kingma’s sense of the versatility of pursuing an academic study of data science upon entering the career field.
“I think this gives you a more diverse range of careers you can acquire than just majoring in ITM (Information Technology Management), and I’m excited to see where this program takes me,” Welsh said.
Posted on October 18, 2021 at 12:18 am