Data Science

This major focuses on the analytic skills and the critical thinking and decision making that are needed to solve today’s problems. You will gain skills in computer programming, statistics, data modeling, data mining and data visualization, and also will learn how to interpret and present information.

Why Data Science?

This emerging field is an area of demand by employers as they seek graduates who can interpret quantitative information, create predictive models and translate analytic results into action. Harvard Business Review calls data science the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” and Glassdoor names data scientist No. 1 on its Best Jobs in America list.

Professors who specialize in the disciplines of physics, mathematics, business and leadership, chemistry, biochemistry and biology teach classes in the data science major and will collaborate with you on research, projects and the internship requirement.

Emphasis Areas

In the Bachelor of Arts in Data Science program at Jewell, you will choose one of five areas of emphasis:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Economic Analysis
  • Math & Modeling
  • Molecular Design

Each emphasis area includes a capstone course your senior year and an internship. You may opt to add a second major in a related area, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, business, biochemistry or Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry. You’ll also find opportunities for creative approaches to your coursework through innovation studios on campus.