Data Science Minor
TURN FACTS AND FIGURES INTO ACTIONS AND DECISIONS WITH A MINOR IN DATA SCIENCE
As organizations continue looking for new and novel ways to capitalize on collected data, professionals with a background in Data Science are in high demand. With a minor in Data Science from Saint Mary’s, you’ll gain marketable skills and knowledge to drive decision-making through the organization, analysis, and interpretation of facts and figures. SMC’s Data Science program takes advantage of the Bay Area’s hub of industry leaders and their reputation for innovation. Here, you’ll have access to unparalleled opportunities for learning the tools of the trade from the best in the bay.
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH DATA SCIENCE
A MINOR DESIGNED WITH YOUR CAREER IN MIND
Saint Mary’s Data Science minor is built on our institution’s mission to foster critical thinking and advanced communication skills. The program’s curriculum prepares students to make sense of real-world data in order to translate meaningful observations into actionable solutions. Our award-winning faculty has crafted these foundational courses in data science to get you on the fast track to graduation and your professional career. We’re excited to be with you each step of the way.
CLASSROOM TOOLS FOR CORPORATE SUCCESS
Discover the methods and the means used for data analysis and data reporting in today’s competitive business environment, including:
- Probability & Statistics Analysis
- Programming & Problem-Solving
- Quantitative Analysis & Modeling
- Visualization Tools & Techniques
- Database Design & Management
- Big Data & Machine Learning
- Experiment Design & Analysis
- Natural Language Processing
- Cloud Computing & Data Warehousing
MEET THE FUTURE HEAD-ON WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING
Deeply Connected to the Bay Area
Experiential learning is a key component of the Data Science minor. You’ll build meaningful relationships with professors as you develop an understanding of the fundamentals. You’ll work in teams to execute real-life analytics projects - and defend your findings and recommendations to a panel of faculty and analytics experts in Data Science Senior Capstone. Your experience off campus will be formative as well, with the option to study abroad to expand your multicultural perspective. The supportive faculty and unmatched reputation of Saint Mary’s will ensure you’re able to secure internships that align with your career goals.
FROM THE FACULTY
"Data is the new oil, but with data science you have the power to refine it and transform it into a fuel that drives innovation and progress. Enroll in our data science program and become a master in the art of finding insights, creating solutions, and shaping the future."
DR. SAFWAT HAMAD, PH.D. BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROFESSOR SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE
HIGHEST EARNING POTENTIAL IN UNITED STATES