Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
Activated
Institution
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Proposal
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Academic
Program
Name
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Deadline
MHEC Final
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Date
Loyola University Maryland
Proposal
Bachelor of ScienceData Science3/28/2018Recommended4/4/2018
Data Science Program Description
The academic content includes data management and data analysis skills needed to collect, manage and analyze an organization's data to create new knowledge. The curriculum would consist of sixteen courses in the three subject areas supported by liberal arts courses in written and oral expression, ethics, and mathematics. The course count is in the mid-range of similar programs. We believe that including business along with a strong humanities core from the liberal arts and sciences makes the degree compelling and competitive. The area of data science is a foundation for some of the fastest growing occupations in the US from 2014-2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is a core skill set for various fields that are data-intensive.