Organizations and businesses in today’s instrumented world are motivated to hire data scientists to help them understand their data, learn from it, and harness its power to improve what they do. Data scientists combine computer science, statistical modeling, analytics, data visualization, and a deep understanding of their organization’s concerns to transform a vast amount of data into actionable insights—which can have a profound impact on businesses and the communities they serve. Data scientists work in every field: medicine, health care, environmental research, energy production, information security, finance, marketing —all with a similar goal of bringing understanding to an increasingly more complex world.
Manhattanville’s Data Science program will teach you the range of skills that are involved in modern data science—computer programming for data gathering, cleaning, and transformation; mathematics and statistics for foundational data analysis; machine learning for developing prediction models; and communication skills for presenting your work to others. You’ll work with tabular data from finance, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, as well as image data from medicine and text data from social media. You will be prepared to work as Data Scientists or Data Analysts in businesses, research institutions, or public policy organizations, or to go on to graduate work in Data Science.
Are you also interested in other fields, such as Economics, Psychology, or Finance? Our B.A degree gives you the flexibility to pursue a second major.
In both programs, you’ll have the opportunity to work with regional companies and institutions through DataLab, part of Manhattanville’s Design Thinking Center. In DataLab you will work on client projects and have access to all of Manhattanville’s resources—the spaces at the Design Thinking Center, the servers and GPUs of the Computer Science program, and your faculty in the Data Science program.
Manhattanville offers a BA in Data Science to allow students to tailor their major to their particular career goals.
Students, who graduate with a major in Data Science will be able to:
Demonstrate proficiency in the computational aspects of Data science, including computer programming and data storage systems.
Demonstrate proficiency in the Data analysis aspects of Data science, including statistical foundations and a range of data science techniques.
Demonstrate grounding in a domain area by completing a significant research effort in their chosen domain area.
For information about our new BA in Data Science starting in Fall 2021, please contact Dr. Jonathan Munson.
DataLab is a place where faculty and students meet weekly to work on data science projects and grow their skills. Students will work on projects that have been brought to DataLab by external organizations or the college's own faculty or staff. If a project is accepted by DataLab, it will be assigned a faculty mentor from the Data Science program and students will be invited to join it. Students learn and apply Design Thinking in the course of doing the project. The work is credited as an internship by the college.
Faculty in DataLab are happy to advise students who wish to do an Independent Study in DataLab, or co-advise Senior or Capstone projects.
DataLab meets weekly in the Design Thinking Center in Brownson Wing to work together on problems. If you're a newcomer to machine learning, we'll be happy to help you get started.