The demand for data science is far outstripping the nation’s ability to produce the skilled workforce required. The specific job opportunities are extremely broad, as every industry is look to use data to enable better decisions.
The Data Science program consists of 35 credit hours in mathematics and statistics plus 6 credit hours is specially designated “Data Science” course and 6 credits of application electives, along with 22 credit hours in computer science and information systems. The program maintains flexibility with 24 credit hours of free electives.
Faculty are constantly doing research in various topics. As early as in your freshman year, you can ask to be part of that research. Also, undergraduate research projects may earn academic credit (either as Directed Study, Undergraduate Research, or Honors Thesis) and may involve work during the semester or summer.
Internship and Co-op Opportunities
Math students have broad access to internships and co-ops. Math teaches critical thinking skills needed in every domain. The ability to use and interpret data is also an essential skill.