Become an expert in Big Data
Data Science has been described as a high growth career field because of the increased utilization of experts who can analyze what's known as "Big Data" and help devise solutions based on that data for use throughout business, industry and government. Eastern Florida State College prepares students for mid-level positions in this expanding field through the Data Science specialization within the Computer Information Systems Technology Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
Students will gain a fundamental understanding of Data Science through courses that include Database Design and Architecture, Database Systems with Big Data, Data Mining, Numerical Analysis, Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis and an understanding of the key role of data security.
Potential career positions include Applied Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Big Data Analytics Engineer, Logistics Management Analyst, Resource Planning Analyst and Machine Learning Quantitative Engineer.
You can earn this degree while continuing to work thanks to flexible class formats that include day, evening, online and blended courses that are part classroom and part online. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. Students are admitted to the program in the Spring, Summer and Fall Terms following the general Bachelor's Degree online application process.
Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better is required for graduation from the Data Science BAS track. It's recommended that students complete them within the first 30 hours of their Bachelor program:
- MAC 1311 - Calculus 1
- PHY 2048 - General Physics 1
- COP 2334 - C++ Programming or other suitable Programming Course
Students with an A.S degree may have taken these courses, but if not they will be required and an advisor can help with course planning.
Students entering the Computer BAS program with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be required to take additional math and science courses (see the course list above), plus technical elective credit hours which should be selected in collaboration with an advisor. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.
Bachelor's Resources & Advising
Bachelor's Intent to Graduate Deadlines (to avoid a late fee)
Fall 2019: October 16, 2019
Spring 2020: February 27, 2020