Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
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Deadline
MHEC Final
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Date
Mount Saint Mary's University
Proposal
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)Data Science3/16/2018Recommended4/20/2018
Data Science Program Description
The PBC is designed to build data science skills for a broad target audience crossing multiple discipline areas.&nbsp; Data science is relevant across a spectrum of subject areas, and individuals within any discipline would benefit professionally from developing some level of data science expertise.&nbsp; While data science certification and training is prevalent in online forums, prerequisite computing and statistics skillsets are typically intensive, thus discouraging or excluding a large audience with limited experience in either. <br>Bridging this gap for these individuals is the focus of the PBC. Those who complete the certificate will have gained critical data science expertise that can be utilized immediately within their current career paths. Those who choose to continue on with more intensive data science education will have the prerequisite skillsets needed to now participate in the advanced data science curriculum typically offered online. <br>