Bachelor in Data Science
- Core Courses
- Obligatory Courses
- Capstone Project
- Credits needed to graduate
* Career focused electives and consulting projects will allow you to apply knowledge and skills of your bachelor to a range of industries and job types. These electives will be taken in conjunction with students of other HST Bachelors to help you develop the ability to work in multi-discipline teams.
** This study is under validation process and may be subject to change.
Bachelor in Data Science in a Nutshell
FIRST YEAR - Common year (shared with the Bachelor in Behavioral Science)
During you’re the first year, you’ll go through an introductory phase focused on the foundations of liberal sciences. You’ll learn about research methods and how they can be applied to solve technology- related problems through data, as well as issues in social and behavioral sciences. During this first year you’ll also study the fundamentals of business, statistics, technology and programming that you’ll need to become a successful data scientist.
SECOND YEAR - Proficiency
In your second year, you’ll study the latest technologies and tools available in the market that can be used to exploit the power of data. You’ll learn about programming, database modeling, machine learning, forecasting time series and big data technology. You’ll also gain the in-depth statistics and mathematics knowledge you’ll need to interpret and analyze data. Finally, you’ll participate in workshops and boot camps that will help you develop teamwork and other soft skills to build a strong professional profile.
THIRD YEAR - Proficiency
During your third year, you’ll dive into the data analytics technologies needed to harness the power of data. You’ll take hands-on classes in which you’ll learn by applying recommendation engines, advanced machine learning, cloud computing, semantic analysis, artificial intelligence and parallel computing technologies to real-world challenges. In this year you’ll also participate in a datathon: an intensive competition where you’ll have to apply all that you’ve learned up to this point in order to solve a real business problem by using, crunching and analyzing data.
FOURTH YEAR - Career preparation & advanced topics
In your last year, you’ll be exposed to the professional world through specializations oriented toward certain careers. You’ll be able to choose from a range of electives and courses, selecting those that will help you on your own path toward your favored area or industry. During this year you’ll also take the most advanced courses on software development, business analytics and data privacy. Then you’ll deliver a final project (capstone) in which you’ll integrate everything you’ve learned throughout the program in order to solve a problem or challenge of your choice, with the help of a tutor.