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Data Science

Do you want to build and train machine learning models to automate tasks, predict future trends, and optimize processes while collaborating with teams across different disciplines to translate data into actionable strategies? Are you interested in uncovering hidden patterns in massive datasets, using your programming skills and analytical thinking? 

Become a leader in the booming field of data science with Augusta University's innovative Bachelor of Science program.  This exciting, interdisciplinary program combines the strengths of our School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics, preparing you to make data-driven decisions that fuel innovation across key industries and solve real-world challenges in cybersecurity, healthcare, and business.

Data Science is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge

 

Cyber

like no

other.

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What You'll Study

Coursework

The Data Science program's coursework integrates core data science skills with specialized training tailored to the needs of Augusta’s unique industrial landscape. Students dive into subjects such as Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Biomedical Informatics, and Digital Forensics. This robust curriculum is informed by Augusta's position in the Central Savannah River Area, a nucleus of medical and technological innovation, providing students with a distinct competitive advantage through exposure to cutting-edge practices and technologies.

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Students in the Data Science program benefit from direct access to internships and practical experiences through Augusta University’s affiliations with prominent local and regional entities.

These opportunities include working with state and federal organizations on significant projects that blend data science with public safety and environmental research (e.g., Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, AU's Security Operations Center, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Savannah River National Laboratory and local Startups). These opportunities not only enhance learning but also significantly boost employment prospects upon graduation.

The Computer Science Colloquium Series offers you an hour credit to learn more about research topics in the computer and cyber sciences, providing a unique opportunity to expand your understanding of a variety of topics.

Real-World Projects & Impact

Gain practical experience through internships with prominent local and regional organizations. Imagine working on cutting-edge projects that blend data science with public safety or environmental research.

Boost Your Resume

Our internship experiences aren't just resume builders - they'll equip you with the skills and knowledge employers crave. Graduate with the confidence of a seasoned data scientist.

Learn from the Best

Our strong industry affiliations open doors to work with organizations like the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local startups. These connections can lead to future job opportunities and invaluable mentorship.

Expand Your Horizons

Deepen your knowledge beyond the classroom. The Computer Science Colloquium Series offers an hour credit for attending lectures on diverse research topics. Network with leading professionals and explore your specific data science interests.

Your Future

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Data Science from Augusta University can open doors to a variety of exciting career paths with strong job growth and salaries that consistantly ranks among the highest-paying professions in the US. 

The job outlook for data science professionals is exceptionally bright. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 35% growth in data scientist positions from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual salary for a data scientist is $108,020.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Location Advantage: Nestled in Augusta's thriving cybersecurity and health science hubs, you'll gain firsthand experience through partnerships with industry leaders like the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.

Real-World Ready: Our curriculum goes beyond theory. You'll develop practical skills in Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and more, tackling real challenges that drive growth in Augusta's unique industrial landscape.

Stand Out from the Crowd: Augusta's location in the Central Savannah River Area, a hub for medical and technological innovation, gives you a distinct edge. Learn from cutting-edge practices and technologies used by industry leaders.

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