BS in Data Science

Why Major in Data Science?

Organizations are increasingly relying on data sciences to make strategic decisions. With this emphasis, the field of data science is exploding, creating tremendous employment opportunities. Analyses consistently rank data scientist as one of the fastest growing and most desirable jobs. ranks data scientist as the best job of 2019, and having an average starting salary of $108,000Forbes quotes IBM in affirming a 28% increase in the need for data scientists by 2020. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs in the field to increase much faster than average, with a median salary of more than $118,000.

Walt Huddell
“We are thrilled to be launching this program. The relationship between the rigor of the theoretical mathematics and statistics, with the application and prediction and finally, the programming, make this field one of the most diverse and interesting in the university.”

Dr. Walter Huddell
Department of Mathematical Sciences Chair

Student Testimonial