Students will gain an understanding of applied statistics, core programming languages, and collaborative and communication skills to help prepare them for careers in data science.

Become a Data Scientist

Students studying to get their degree in Data Science will gain the skills necessary to program, visualize, and interpret data for employers within the rapidly expanding field through taking courses like statistics and data warehousing.

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Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Data Science have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Data Scientist

A data scientist translates industry specific needs into a data question, creates predictive models (statistics and machine learning) to answer questions, and provide clear insights into the findings for actionable business decisions. Data scientists are the bridge between the programming and implementation of data science, the theory of data science, and the business implications of data.

Data Analysts

A data analyst uses data to provide reports and visualizations to explain data-driven insights. An employee that helps people from across the company understand specific queries with charts, they are filling the data analyst role. Data analysts will need a solid grasp of data manipulation and data communication.

Business Analysts

A business analyst is a type of data analyst that is more concerned with the business implications of data and the actions that should result. Business analysts work more directly within different business sections of a company and may not be in a group with other business analysts and are interested in questions like, "Should the company invest more in project X or project Y?"

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Data Science, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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