Data Science approved as newest major at Luther College

Touted as the “sexiest job of the 21st century” by Harvard Business Review, the Luther College Board of Regents unanimously approved data science as the newest major in the college’s curriculum. Data science, the study of how to extract meaning from data, is an emerging area of work concerned with the collection, preparation, analysis, visualization, management and preservation of large collections of data and the information it provides. It requires technical skills related to databases, programming, visualization and statistics as well as nontechnical skills such as communication and ethical reasoning. Data scientists who are educated in the liberal arts are at an advantage as they develop strong communication and critical thinking skills. “The data science major is the most exciting thing that has happened since I’ve been a faculty member…

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