Data Science Major & Minor
At A Glance
Carthage data science majors learn how to analyze, interpret, and visualize data effectively while refining their ability to communicate results to non-technical audiences. The modern world is overflowing with data, and gaining insights from it can improve decision-making, increase profits, optimize processes, or benefit a higher cause.
- Data Science
- Data Science
Consisting largely of mathematics and computer science courses, the interdisciplinary program also carves out room for concentrations so students can apply their quantitative knowledge to fields like environmental science, business, and health care.
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data Science Major Special academic options
Coursework at Carthage paves the way for students to pass two or more actuarial exams before graduating.
Research is built into the Carthage experience through the required senior thesis and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Data science majors often give presentations at professional conferences or publish their work in math journals and magazines.
Beyond the Classroom
The Data Science Club, Mathematics Club, Computer Science Club, and the campus chapter of honorary society Pi Mu Epsilon are popular among data science majors. Students can also compete in a math quiz show called Face Off!
Where Carthage data Science Majors go
Although the formal data science program is relatively new, Carthage graduates have already put those skills to use for employers, such as:
- Jockey International
- Midwest Employers Casualty
career options for data science majors
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects huge (36 percent) growth in the job market for data science majors through 2031, driven by the need for “organizations to make informed decisions and improve their business processes, to design and develop new products, and to market their products better.”
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR Data Science majors
Carthage awards two full-tuition Math/Science Scholarships each year to incoming students. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate ability in data science, computer science, mathematics, and other natural sciences and are renewable for four years.