Data science is an interdisciplinary field that applies principles of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to investigate large data sets and to extract useful knowledge from these data sets.
Today, data science is commonly applied to derive valuable insights from data in domains such as biotech, clinical trial, health care, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, fraud detection, risk management, finance, credit scoring, marketing optimization, retail, internet, manufacturing, transportation, government and climate change evaluation.
With billions of searches and petabytes of data circling the globe, being able to gain insight from data has become increasingly important.
Data scientists must not only master diverse skills in data management, analysis, forecasting, and interpretation, but they must also possess critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. They are among the most sought-after in market and have been ranked as one of the best job in USA by Glassdoor in the past few years.
The Data Science Department currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Science degree with the following two concentrations
The faculty members in the Department of Data Science are committed and experienced educators representing expertise in a broad range of areas within the field. They have taught within their respective disciplines and have extensive professional experience in areas in which Data Science has wide application, including various parts of financial industry, health and pharmaceutical industries, creative industries, etc. Their commitment to the professional, academic and personal development of students is an asset to Fei Tian College and to the success of the Data Science program.