The Zaven and Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering’s (CSE) BS in Data Science is an interdisciplinary degree combining fundamentals of statistical modeling, machine learning, and computational sciences. Students develop skills across several disciplines, acquiring the knowledge and tools to manage massive amounts of data emerging from new realms in business, engineering, biotechnology, as well as any other domain with big data. The four-year program prepares graduates that are well-prepared for employment in a wide range of sectors including data mining, technical marketing and business analytics, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical statistical research, as well as advanced studies in a number of academic disciplines such as computer science, engineering, environmental science, and bioscience.
Required core courses cover a range of topics from theoretical math and in-depth statistical methods, to computer programming and hands-on practical applications, including data visualization, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Students will have the opportunity to choose a set of courses concentrating in one of two domains of specialized study to match their interests and advance their careers: Business Analytics Track and Bioinformatics Track.
As one of AUA’s founding colleges, the Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering is also home to the Engineering Research Center, two of the university’s Master’s degree programs: Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM) and Computer and Information Science (CIS), as well as Bachelor programs Computer Science and Engineering Sciences.