Data: It's Everywhere!
Data is all around us, and it affects our everyday lives in ways we often take for granted. Google and Facebook analyze the content of our e-mails, searches, and posts, and then they use that data to target ads relevant to our interests. Amazon and Netflix track our online behavior, compare it to the behavior of other users, and recommend products and movies that suit our tastes—often with uncanny accuracy. To thrive in this environment, you must be able to work with data, draw well-reasoned inferences from it, and effectively communicate your discoveries to broader audiences.
The Demand for Data Science
Individuals with substantive knowledge and data science skills are in demand across all sectors, from industry to academia to non-profit.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that data scientists, statisticians, computer programmers, and related occupations earned a median annual salary of $74,280 - more than double the average annual salary ($34,750; as of May 2012). According to a Burning Glass
What sets Emory apart is Data Science+. We offer a cutting-edge quantitative curriculum plus an elite liberal arts education. Research shows that liberal arts graduates with data management and analysis skills, like those emphasized in
Meeting the Needs of the Modern World
- BS, Quantitative Sciences (QSS)
- BS, Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)
- BS, Public Policy and Analysis (PPA)
- BBA, Business Administration and Quantitative Sciences (BBA+QSS)
- Minor, Quantitative Sciences