Johnson C. Smith University Develops a New Minor Degree Program in Data Science

Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced that is has developed a new minor degree program in data science. Big data sets have seen rapid growth in various industries such as healthcare, sports, government, and business. The establishment of the new program was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Felesia Stukes, assistant professor of computer science, is leading this project, which will enhance the computer science curriculum at the university. Five new courses will be developed and one existing course will be redesigned. These classes will teach students about data analysis, ethical problem-solving, and computational thinking. The program will make special consideration to support the inclusion of interested students who have little to no experience in computer science.

Dr. Stukes holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in information technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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