Starting in Fall 2019, SLU will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science, delivered through the partnernship of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The creation of this program is reflective of the growing influence of large-scale data collections and analyses throughout society, the advances in statistical and computational techniques that are used to gain new knowledge and make better predictions through with the use of large data collections, and the need for ethical considerations in the use of such data.
The new program was approved by SLU's Board of Trustees at their September 2018 meeting. Existing SLU students will not be able to formally delcare the Data Science major until Fall 2019, but they can begin to follow the curricular roadmaps and receive mentorship in anticipation of adding that as a seocnd major, or switching to that as a primary major.
For more information, please see our academic pages.