Become a Data Scientist

A data scientist is a programmer, statistician, and communicator that burns with curiosity.

Data Scientists: High Demand

Both large and small companies collect and store massive amounts of data. They need data scientists that can provide actionable insight from the data. Our data science degree prepares individuals with the skills to program with, visualize, and interpret data for employers in this rapidly expanding field. 

The Job Field: Low Supply

A McKinsey study[1] predicts that the number of data science jobs in the United States alone will exceed 490,000. Globally, demand for data scientists is projected to exceed supply by more than 50 percent. This demand will provide salaries similar to or better than computer science and engineering graduates.

Explore Degree Options

Visit our academic catalog for details on the different options in Data Science.


Selected Data Science Courses

Here are a few of the courses that you can expect to take in the Data Science program:

CIT 111 | Introduction to Databases

Discover the concepts of logical and physical relationships in a data model and the basic elements of database management systems.

CS 241 | Survey Object-Oriented Programming

Develop Python programming skills through the introduction of object-oriented programming and common data structures.

CS 335 | Data Wrangling, Exploration, and Visualization

Use data-driven programming for the handling, formatting, and visualization of messy and complex data.

MATH 425 | Applied Linear Regression

Explore the fundamentals of regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, and the applications to statistical modelling.

CS 450 | Machine Learning and Data Mining

Explore and implement machine learning algorithms with Python and R.

[1] How to Stem the Global Shortage of Data Scientists (Tech Crunch Dec. 2015)