The head of Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science says a new degree offering will place students "at the forefront of an emerging field." Sunil Prabhakar says the major in data science, which will begin in the fall, is a cross between computer science and statistics.
Courses will involve learning key computational methods and statistical techniques. Hao Zhang, head of the Purdue Department of Statistics says "the data science major will open pathways to careers in virtually every area of society, from healthcare, security and sustainability to education, business and economics."
The university says graduates will develop deep analytical thinking skills needed for reliable, intelligent and creative data reasoning. You can connect to more about the major by clicking here.