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Data Science (A.S.)

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The global rate of data generation is exploding, and so is demand for Data Scientists who can use all that data to solve important and challenging problems.  If that sounds exciting to you, then SDSU’s Associate’s Degree in Data Science program could be right for you.  Available online, it can stack into a wide variety of bachelor’s degrees, or enhance professional value in wide variety of careers.  Progression on to SDSU’s B.S. in Data Science, M.S. in Data Science, and even the Ph.D. program is possible for those who want to expand their capabilities.


Data Scientists are hired to work in fields like:

  • Business
  • E-commerce
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Manufacturing
  • National security and defense
  • Precision agriculture
  • Research
  • Social media
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Transportation
  • and more!

Data Scientists:

  • are curious
  • are creative
  • are persistent
  • are ethical
  • are good communicators
  • like working in teams
  • like solving problems
  • like math and computers
  • like learning new things
  • like making an impact

PROGRAM CONTACT 

Kurt Cogswell | Professor and Department Head 
Department Head for Mathematics and Statistics
South Dakota State University
Mathematics & Statistics
Kurt.Cogswell@sdstate.edu

SDSU CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU ADMISSIONS

Phone: 605-688-4121
Email: sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/admissions