2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science, CAS

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The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Data Science program requires 15 credit hours and prepares students to work with large amounts of data using information technologies as tools to gain knowledge and insight. The 2 Core Courses (6 credits) focus on handling data through its full lifecycle: architecting, acquiring, analyzing, and archiving data. The remaining elective credits enable specializations in data analytics, data storage and management or other areas such as data visualization.

All candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. In addition, it is recommended that potential students have a strong background in science, statistics, research, and/or information technology. Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary work focused on managing big data using information technologies as tools. Prospective students who have an interest in data science, but lack the recommended undergraduate background, are encouraged to inquire. Individual consultations are available for such prospective students to explore their potential candidacy. We also offer our CAS in Data Science online. Learn more about iSchool@Syracuse Online.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Collect, store, and access data by identifying and leveraging applicable technologies 
  2. Create actionable insight across a range of contexts (e.g. societal, business, political), using data and the full data science life cycle 
  3. Apply ethics in the development, use and evaluation of data and predictive models (e.g., fairness, bias, transparency, privacy

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