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Data Science (A.S.)

Data analyst, data scientist, actuary, statistician, financial/business analyst, risk analyst, credit analyst– the list of great careers for data science is long and growing. The Data Science program at South Dakota State University prepares students to use the power of data to help organizations of all sorts and society as a whole to make better decisions.

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Full-time Duration  
Starting in: August, January 
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Brookings, United States

Students learn to use mathematics, statistics, and computational tools to analyze data, and learn to communicate the results of their analysis in order to produce the greatest positive impact.

Based on the courses completed, the Data Science major will allow students to transfer 60 credits of coursework towards the B.S. in Data Science, B.S. in Mathematics with Data Science Specialization, or many bachelor’s degree programs in the applied, social, or natural sciences that can be enhanced by additional data science focus.

Graduates of the Data Science program at South Dakota State University are also prepared for such jobs as statistical programmers, data managers, data analyst, and financial/business/credit analyst.

Courses included:

  • Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Logic, Sets, and Proof
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • SAS Programming
  • R Programming
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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Career Opportunities

  • Data analyst
  • Statistical programmer
  • Statistical assistant
  • Financial/business/credit analyst
  • Project coordinator

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