Brookdale Community College STEM Institute announced today the addition of a Data Science Option to their Mathematics/Science Degree. This new program will put Brookdale at the forefront of a growing field and aligns with Brookdale Community College’s mission to offer quality affordable educational programs that lead to transfer and career opportunities.
“We are very excited about the new Data Science Option. We strongly feel this option will help Brookdale students to become strong candidates in the competitive job market,” said Hanli Huang and Susan Monroe, Associate Professors in the Department of Mathematics.
Over the last decade, there’s been a massive explosion in both the data generated and retained by companies. Data scientists are in demand in all industries. The average salary for jobs in this field range from $83,878 to $161,272. (Source Northeastern University).
Anoop Ahluwalia, the Dean of STEM Institute, said “Brookdale will be offering this program starting Fall 21. Big Data has become an essential tool and data-driven businesses are dominating the economy. Data scientists help companies break down big data into usable information and help them make the best decisions for their operations. Our students in Data Science Option will put their programming and data analyzing skills to test through a new course in statistics, Math 132. I believe Data Science students will be learning highly sought-after and very applicable skills. I look forward to the growth of this new program option!”
Data Science is an interdisciplinary field for students interested in Math, Computer Science, Business, or Lab Sciences that translates to a degree that meets a growing demand for new jobs. This program will also appeal to non-traditional students who need to develop new skills to stay competitive.