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Another first

Case launches the nation’s first accredited data science program.

The Case School of Engineering and Case Institute of Technology have a long history of pioneering academic programs—in computer engineering, polymer science and biomedical engineering.

This fall, Case claimed another first. Its bachelor’s degree in Data Science and Analytics is the first in the nation to be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The curriculum exposes students to the key elements of the emerging field, including mathematical and statistical modeling, informatics, data systems and analytics, and project-based applications.
Vipin Chaudhary, Chair of the Computer and Data Science Department and the Kevin J. Kranzusch Professor, said the degree offers Case students an early advantage.

“Data science is a fast-growing discipline with a robust demand from industry and applications to other sciences,” he said in a statement. “Having the first ABET-accredited data science program clearly prepares our students well and gives them an advantage in the market and it helps the industry pick our students, knowing they have been through a well-engineered and outstanding data science education.”

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