MHC to offer concentration in data science.

The Nexus in data science will be available in fall 2016. By Sasha Nyary Mount Holyoke College soon will join a select group of liberal arts colleges offering a concentration in data science. The concentration will be launched starting in the fall through the College’s Nexus Program, which is designed to help students link their liberal arts education with their career goals. Data science will be one of nine Nexus tracks. Others include global business, education policy and practice, engineering, journalism, and law. Data science is an emerging interdisciplinary field taught primarily on the graduate level, said Martha Hoopes, associate professor of biological sciences, who cochairs the new Nexus with Amber Douglas, associate professor of psychology and education. They noted that only a handful of liberal arts colleges currently offer…

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