Penn State offers ‘Big Data’ undergraduate major

A new innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate major in social data analytics is now offered through the Department of Political Science in the College of the Liberal Arts. Undergraduate majors will work with “big data” in the rapidly growing field of data science.  The social data analytics major at Penn State is the first undergraduate program to organize the development of data science skills around a social science foundation. Graduates will be adept at handling large, complex stores of information and applying them to pressing social problems. More information is at: http://soda.la.psu.edu/ Big data refers to the raw information generated through social media, Web browsing and cellphone use, as well as wearable trackers of health information, and electronic sensors that monitor moment-to-moment changes in people and the physical world.  It also includes…


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