3 Possible Ways to Get into Data Science

Explore different ways of getting into data science

Benjamin Obi Tayo Ph.D.

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INTRODUCTION

If you are interested in learning about data science, it is important for you to do some research about possible pathways that can lead you to the field of data science. This article will discuss 3 possible ways of getting into the field of data science.

1. Traditional College Degree

Several top universities offer traditional graduate-level programs in data science. Because these are graduate-level programs, most will require an undergraduate degree in an analytical field such as physics, mathematics, accounting, business, computer science, or engineering. These programs typically have a duration of 3 to 4 semesters for those who pursue full-time enrollment. Traditional programs come in different flavors such: Data Science Master’s, Data Analytics Master’s, or Business Analytics Masters. The cost of tuition for traditional face-to-face programs could be anywhere in the range of $15,000 to $40,000, not including living expenses. Thus, before pursuing a traditional college degree, do well to ask yourself the following questions:

a) Should I consider an online program or a face-to-face program?

b) Will the face-to-face program require me to relocate?

c) How good is the curriculum?

d) What are the prerequisites? Some programs require you to have completed some basic math and programming courses. Some would require GRE or GMAT test scores.

e) What is the duration of the program?

f) What is the cost of the program?

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Benjamin Obi Tayo Ph.D.

Dr. Tayo is a data science educator, tutor, coach, mentor, and consultant. Contact me for more information about our services and pricing: benjaminobi@gmail.com