Marquette adds data science major

Sam Scheel (right), a Marquette student, and Gary Krenz, a math professor, meet often at the Rec Plex where they have shared many discussions about data science as the university was planning the major. Scheel is one of the first students to sign up for Marquette’s new data science major, which combines math, computer science and statistics.(Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Marquette University professor Gary Krenz was working out on a weight machine at the school’s recreation center when the young math and computer science major approached him. Sam Scheel wanted to know if the rumors were true. Is Marquette going to create an undergraduate data science major? It was a pressing question for Scheel, who was trying to cobble together data science expertise across three different departments — math, statistics and computer…


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