The field of data science has emerged in response to the increased data abundance in industry, science, and engineering. The total amount of data created, captured, copied, and consumed globally is forecast to increase rapidly, reaching 64.2 zettabytes in 2020. Through 2025, global data creation is projected to grow to more than 180 zettabytes.
A broad-based education.
The Michigan Tech Data Science B.S. program delivers a broad-based education in data science fundamentals, data mining, predictive analytics, communication, and ethics. You'll will gain a competitive edge through a technical focus area in software engineering, cybersecurity, statistics, or business technology. And you'll have the freedom to explore and develop your own interests in one or more domains.
What is data science?
Data scientists use data to extract insights and develop strategies for business and industry. Using tools and technology such as data analysis/modeling, human-machine interaction and algorithm, data scientists ask and answer questions like, what happened, why did it happen, what will happen, and how can the data be used for planning and decision-making. At the crossroads of several disciplines, the multidisciplinary field also incorporates principles and practices from mathematics, statistics, artificial intelligence, computer engineering, and business expertise
Is data science right for me?
Data science professionals are well-rounded, data-driven individuals with high-level technical skills. They are capable of building complex quantitative algorithms to organize and synthesize large amounts of information in order to answer questions and drive strategy in their organization. High school students interested in becoming data scientists should take classes in subjects such as linear algebra, calculus, and probability, and statistics.
Data science is a respected, well-paid career.
Data science is a rapidly growing field. Accordingly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 36% growth in employment for data scientists from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for data scientists was $100,910 in May 2021.
The career opportunities are many.
Michigan Tech graduates work in all kinds of great positions, including some of the following:
- Data Scientist
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Data Architect
- Machine Learning Scientist
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Business Intelligence Developer
- Data Storyteller
- Database Administrator
Great jobs and great employers.
Michigan Tech graduates land jobs at cutting-edge, Fortune 500 companies like the following.
- Adobe Systems
- Battle Creek Public Schools
- Capital One
- Fannie Mae
- Ford Motor
- GE Aviation
- IBM Corporation
- Lucent Technologies
- Pfizer Inc.
- Texas Instruments
- US Department of Defense