Overview

Introduction to Foundations of Data Science introduces core data science concepts including computational and inferential thinking, along with core data science skills including computer programming and statistical methods.

Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. We have lots of great events in the evenings and on weekends that help you connect with other pre-college students.

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The field of Data Science encompasses methods, processes, and systems that enable the extraction of useful knowledge from data. The course presents these topics in the context of hands-on analysis of real-world data sets, including economic data, document collections, geographical data, and social networks. The course also explores social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and design.

Cost and Session Information

Dates: July 19 - August 1, 2020

Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $3,145

Program fees include tuition, housing, a full meal plan, co-curricular activities, and a one-time registration fee. All students receive a UMass student ID card (UCard) as well as access to the campus Recreation Center.

Students living in or near Amherst, MA may apply to attend as commuter students. Commuter students must have their own transportation to and from campus.

For commuter pricing and information about the scholarships, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/summer/pre-college-fees

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