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Master’s Degree Comparison: Data Science Versus Data Analytics

Do you know the difference between a Data Science degree and a Data Analytics degree? Many people believe that they are one and the same. However, an organization may actually have both a data analyst and a data scientist on their team to handle and interpret information in certain ways. Each job role is distinct in that they work individually to fulfill specific organizational needs, while at the same time complementing one another to reach solutions.1 


How to Become a Data Analyst?

In this age of technology and information overload, organizations have more data at their fingertips than ever before. So how do they turn all this data into meaningful and actionable knowledge?


Data Science Career Path: The Future Looks Bright

Forbes named data scientist as the "best job to pursue in 2016”1, while the Harvard Business Review called it "the sexiest job of the 21st century"2. According to Forbes, data scientists have some of the best job choices in the U.S., based on the number of available career opportunities and the average salary in the field. 

Learn more about some of the available data science career paths, along with salary information and an overview of some of the emerging trends in the field. 


Computer Science vs Data Science: Discover the Similarities and Differences of These Master’s Degrees

INFOGRAPHIC Lewis University offers innovative computer science graduate programs designed to prepare professionals for the evolving needs of software and big data. Discover the similarities and differences of the online Master’s in Computer Science and Master’s in Data Science programs.


A High Demand Degree: Online Master’s in Data Science

Industry trends and technological advances such as the increase in the number of connected devices, the growing importance of analytics and the rise of cybersecurity threats have made obtaining an online MS in Data Science degree, offered online at Lewis University, more rewarding than ever. Within the past decade, cybersecurity has gone from a luxury reserved for only the largest enterprises to a necessity for almost every organization.


What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is the study and practice of computers “learning” to solve a complex problem without being explicitly programmed.


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