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Data Science

Data Science Associate of Science Degree

Program Overview

Students entering the Data Science Associate of Science (AS) Degree program will learn to collect, manage, interpret and analyze data in order to assist in making data-informed decisions for the benefit of a company or organization. 

​Data Science uses the techniques and theories from many different fields of study including mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information theory. Data scientists sort through great amounts of unstructured data such as emails, videos, social media, and other user-generated content and write algorithms to extract insights from the data. 

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​​​​

What You'll Learn

  • How to understand big data and the challenges of capturing, storing and retrieving massive data
  • How to understand the analytical and computational techniques used to analyze data for the purposes of providing meaning
  • Familiarity with the foundations, frameworks and applications of the emerging field of data science
  • How to apply databased an analytical approach to identify and solve problems


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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. 

    For more information please go to www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

    Data Science AS
    BA Individualized Studies - Metropolitan State University
  • Program Advisor

    ​Warren Sheaffer 
    warren.sheaffer@saintpaul.edu​​​​

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