Big Data in BSOS

Be the Solution. Be Data-Driven.

Throughout your career, you will likely use big data to make informed decisions. This is why BSOS is dedicated to preparing you for data-intensive careers in academia, government, international relations, public policy, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Learn how you can earn elective credit and bolster your resume to prepare to enter the workspace in today's "big data revolution."

Register for Elective Credit Skills Courses Now!

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What is 'big data' and why do you need big data skills?

The WHAT

There are different approaches to defining big data. One way to define big data is "anything too big to fit onto your computer" (Big Data and Social Science).  Big data can also be considered as "advancing trends in technology that open the door to a new approach to understanding the world and making decisions," according to an article titled "The Age of Big Data," published in the New York Times.

The WHY

You are studying at this Univeristy during a transformative time. Harness these skills now, as the "world of big data is poised to shake up everything from businesses and the sciences to healthcare, government, education, economics, the humanities, and every other aspect of society" (Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think).

 

What You Can Do Now

Register for an elective credit skills course! Earn 1 or 2 credits & gain concrete skills like R & Python to train you for a career in the Age of Data Science. Open to all BSOS majors.

Register for these other BSOS courses that include data science training. For specific BSOS majors.