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Data Science

Numbers, patterns, demographics, comparisons . . . if this is the stuff that gets you excited, there's a place for you in the field of Data Science.

This program provides data science students with analytical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the computer science, mathematics, and information systems background necessary for a further Bachelor’s degree level study. Data Scientists utilize computer programming and scripting, database management, data analysis, statistical interpretation, data preparation and cleaning, and quantitative analysis to solve problems as a business or data mining analyst, data or machine learning engineer, or manager in the field of data science.

Data Science is one of the most highly sought after fields due to the abundance of need and a lucrative pay-scale. As local, regional, national, and global business continue to expand their data collection to inform their decision making, data analysts and scientists are becoming some of the most valuable assets that a company has.

Program Overview

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Associate of Sciences
Certificate

NO. OF CREDITS REQUIRED
AS Degree 60
Certificate 20
CONTACT
Chris Jones
443.412.2055
cjones@harford.edu 

Admissions
443.412.2109

ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your data science pursuit.

WHAT KIND OF COURSES  CAN I EXPECT TO TAKE?

Develop a strong background in the multidisciplinary Data Science program through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE I+II
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMING
    DATA VISUALIZATION
    INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
    INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE
    MATHEMATICS

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree in Data Science from Harford, doors are open to transfer to a four-year institution. Career options are plentiful in fields like business and banking, professional sports, bioinformatics, and healthcare.

Top Transfer Destinations
  • UMGC
  • Loyola College
  • University of Maryland College Park
Potential Careers
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Mining Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Architect
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Statistician

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.