Data Science Works to Develop Major

The New York State Board of Education approved Houghton College to offer data science as a major in December, 2015. Since then, faculty have been hard at work developing the program into something that has experiential learning as a foundation for the program, as well as integration with various other academic disciplines. This semester Houghton’s first Data Science Consulting Group was in action using real data and analyzing it for a real client. Additionally, this summer Houghton will offer its first online data science course taught by Philip Martin, a data scientist for SumAll.org. This Consulting Group will be a common component of the data science curriculum. Carmen McKell, President of Basemetrics Inc., said “the CDSA (Center for Data Science Analytics) is receiving about one request per week for future…


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