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Data Science (B.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: 4 years
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 of all sorts, and learn to communicate the results of their analysis in order to produce the greatest positive impact.

Graduates are prepared for any post-graduation outcome including immediate entry into the professional world or further study in a pursuit of a M.S. in Data Science.

This Data Science program at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Are an analytical, logical thinker
  • Are curious and enjoy solving problems
  • Enjoy an intellectual challenge
  • Want your work to make a difference
  • Want to be valuable to a wide range of potential employers

Courses included:

  • Calculus
  • The Mathematics Profession
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Logic, Sets, and Proof
  • Linear Algebra
  • Computer Science
  • Data Structures
  • Parallel Computing

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“SDSU has really good price for really great experience for the knowledge you gain. If you really want to achieve something, SDSU is a really great beginning for your next step in life. It helped me to understand who I am and what I want.”

– Nargiza (Giza) Mukhidinova, Student from Uzbekistan

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Predictive analyst
  • Statistician
  • Financial/business analyst
  • Risk analyst

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