Data Science Education & Research in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Be The Solution
…Be Data Driven….
“We are living in the midst of a social, economic, and technological revolution. How we communicate, socialize, spend leisure time, and conduct business has moved onto the internet. The Internet has in turn moved into our phones, into devices spreading around our homes and cities, and into the factories that power the industrial economy. The resulting explosion of data and discovery is changing our world.” – PCAST, opening statement to President Obama – Big Data, Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values, May 2014
“I know what I want to do with my career now. I want to use data science to solve social problems.” - Jessica Liu ’16
Undergraduate Education in Data Science
BSOS is preparing students for data-intensive careers in academia, government, international relations, public policy, non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Plan to “Be the Solution” to the world’s greatest problems? You will likely utilize big data to make informed decisions!
Undergraduate students can find courses and programs that help build data science expertise throughout the college.
Sample of undergraduate courses in BSOS that include data science training. Some courses have prerequisites.
Terrorist Financing and the Methods Deployed to Counter Terrorist Financing
Geospatial Intelligence Analysis for Terrorism Studies
Social Network Analysis for Terrorism Studies
Computer Methods in Economics
Remote Sensing: Digital Processing & Analysis
Introduction to Computer Programming for GIS
Big Data Analytics with Python (1 cr)
GIS & Hadoop (1 cr)
Web GIS (2 cr)
Scope and Methods for Political Science Research
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Social Science Research
Fundamentals of Survey & Data Science
*Undergraduate students may request permission to enroll in this graduate course.