Machine learning is an exciting field of data science that relies on computational algorithms as a means of discovering new insights, patterns, and efficiencies in the world around us. Through its wide-ranging applications, from speech recognition software to teaching driverless cars how to safely navigate our complex traffic systems, ideas that were once science fiction are swiftly becoming reality.
The BS in Computer Science in Machine Learning program focuses on the three main categories of machine learning — unsupervised, reinforcement, and supervised learning — including when and how to implement each. You’ll learn to draw meaningful conclusions from data input and make better informed decisions. In addition, you’ll study ethics, advanced mathematics, and more.
Who Should Pursue This Degree?
The BS in Computer Science in Machine Learning program is our newest degree and is intended to give students a more direct path into emerging career opportunities at the intersection of data science and software engineering. Long taught as a specialized topic at the master’s and doctorate level, DigiPen’s machine learning program is among the few offered as a four-year bachelor’s degree. For those who want to experience the same proven curricula of DigiPen’s other computer science programs — while also pursuing a specific career interest in data analysis and predictive modeling — this program could be a good fit.
The BS in Computer Science in Machine Learning curriculum includes a heavy emphasis on computer science and mathematics. While the first year of the program follows the same structure as DigiPen’s other Bachelor of Science programs, you will quickly work your way toward learning about the three main categories of machine learning (supervised, reinforcement, and unsupervised) and advanced math coursework involving probability and statistics, data science, and numerical analysis. Throughout the program, you’ll also be working with your peers on team-based computer science projects that challenge you to design and build innovative tools and software applications that incorporate machine learning solutions.
In order to apply for the BS in Computer Science in Machine Learning program, you should have a strong foundation in math, science, and problem-solving. You’ll need to have completed precalculus (or its equivalent) prior to attending DigiPen.