BS Data Science

Program Description

A BS in Data Science is a 4-year undergraduate academic degree. The main focus of this degree is to prepare students in theoretical as well as practical aspects of data science and related activities. The program has been designed to have common courses during the first two years with two other Computer Science degree programs, namely BS(CS) and BS(SE). From the third year onwards, the students will learn about the specialized area of data science.

Career Prospects

Data Science is amongst the most sought-after skills in the world. Graduates of this program are offered lucrative career prospects in diverse professional fields, including local and global software industry, data centers, and analytics-based organizations. Graduates can work as freelancers and get lucrative assignments as well, whereas the opportunity to work with medium to large organizations, in the local and international market, is also there. 

Program Objectives

Data Science is an emerging and futuristic area of knowledge. The emergence of big data, machine learning, and related security issues have opened up a vast area of new fields. Even though there have been significant developments in this field, it is still considered an emerging field. GIFT University’s Computer Science Department has felt the need to impart knowledge in this innovative area of study. A BS Program is being proposed in this area, which will impart the skills of large data handling and analysis to the students.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed their intermediate or equivalent qualification in Pre-Engineering / ICS / Pre-Medical or another combination with Mathematics. Further details are given below:

  • Matric and intermediate or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • The prospective students will have to appear in a written admission test.
  • Only those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria and clear written test are recommended for admission.
  • The student with Pre-Medical background must pass deficiency courses of Mathematics of 6 credit hours within one year of their regular studies.