F8-COMP7-5 - Building a New Data Science Program Based on an Existing Computer Science Program

1. Innovative Practice Work In Progress
MIchael Oudshoorn1 , Kimberly Titus1, Will Suchan1
1 High Point University

Data Science is an emerging program of study which, by its very nature, is interdisciplinary. This paper explores the challenge of introducing a data science program, given an established computer science program, within a liberal arts institution which has a large general education core. In addition to the challenge of creating a new program, there are several other major challenges surrounding the fact that the discipline of data science continues to evolve, and accreditation criteria are currently being developed.