Students studying data science at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education. Plus, the program has been named as a most affordable data science degree

Student Organizations

Carthage data science students can get involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join the Data Science Club, Mathematics Club, Computer Science Club, and more.

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January Term, or J-Term, is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus, as well as study tours in other countries. Past J-Term courses offered by sociology faculty include The Pursuit of Happiness, in which students examined various theories of what brings happiness, and Tourism and Glaciers: Melting Profits in Patagonia.

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Original Research

Research is built into the Carthage experience through the required senior thesis and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Students from the department often give presentations at professional conferences or publish their work in math journals and magazines.

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Special Academic Options

Actuarial Science: Coursework at Carthage paves the way for students to pass two or more actuarial exams before graduating.

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Carthage awards two full-tuition Math/Science Scholarships each year to incoming students. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate ability in data science, computer science, mathematics, and other natural sciences and are renewable for four years.