Data Science

Major

Conquer big data and study a rapidly growing field that is transforming all sectors of society.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Data Science will learn the foundations of data curation, mathematical analysis, computational thinking, statistical thinking, data modeling, communication and visualization, and understanding ethical implications.

Data science is an interdisciplinary, rapidly growing field, and its imprint is found everywhere. The academic foundations train students to collect, analyze, model and present data, through coursework in mathematics, computer science, statistics, ethics, modeling, and communications.  A working definition of the field is the "science of planning for, acquisition, management, analysis of, and inference from data."

IBM predicts the annual demand for the fast-growing new roles of data scientists, data developers, and data engineers will reach nearly 700,000 openings by 2020. Starting salaries for Data Scientists are between $105,000 and $117,000, according to Forbes magazine.

Applications are crucial, and in the Data Science major, capstone projects will give the students a chance to synthesize their coursework by delving into a research topic of their choice.