North Carolina State University(Data Science Program)
NCSU’s interdisciplinary analytics program is an official STEM degree that is designed to be practical and real-world-oriented. It does not focus on theory or act as a preliminary step to a Ph.D.During the course of their one-year study, NCSU students acquire real-world skills in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and business disciplines. Initial classes focus on tools and foundations; subsequent topics include data mining, advanced modeling and geospatial analytics.To encourage collaboration, students complete the curriculum in cohort groups of four or five members. Teams regularly receive personalized coaching to improve performance.In the second and third semester, students work on an intensive practicum using data provided by industry and government sponsors. Many graduate with SAS product certifications.