"Leaders in business, education and government must take action to foster a new generation of talent with the technical expertise and unique ideas to make the most of this tsunami of Big Data."
-Richard Rodts, Manager of Global Academic Programs, IBM
Case Western Reserve University and the Business-Higher Education Forum partnered to assess the academic options available in data science and analytics, and learned that there is a distinct need for data science education at the undergraduate level to help train a workforce of data science experts able to apply data manipulation and analysis across a spectrum of fields.
Responding to this need, Case Western Reserve is developing a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science* that focuses on real-world applications.
Graduates of the data science program will be able to:
Granted through the Case School of Engineering's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Data Science major will consist of a core curriculum that includes:
The curriculum will further entail open source data management and analysis tools; a breadth of instruction in allied technical areas such as biology, physics or engineering; and a focus on a specific domain area: health, energy, and manufacturing and production. The new program will also feature a strong experiential learning component via partnerships with industry that provide co-op assignments and internships to students.
*pending final approval by the Ohio Board of Regents