Houghton is First Christian Liberal Arts College in Nation to Offer Data Science Degree

December 8, 2015 Houghton data science students conducting an economic impact study at the GolfWeek Amateur National Championships in Hilton Head South Carolina. Houghton College has been approved by the New York State Education Department to offer new Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art degree programs in Data Science, one of the fastest growing and in-demand tech jobs in the job market according to Mashable. Houghton is also one of the first liberal arts colleges in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in data science and the first Christian liberal arts college to offer any degrees in data science according to Carmen McKell, cofounder of BaseMetrics. “This data science program is one of the first among Christian or small liberal arts schools,” said Wei Hu, professor of mathematics and computer…


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