Data Science Bachelor's Degree

Combine your passions for computer science, mathematics, and data analysis with a Bachelor of Science in Data Science from Michigan Tech.

One of the nation's fastest growing careers, data science professionals work as business intelligence analysts, data mining engineers, data architects, data scientists, and more. They are well-rounded, data-driven individuals with high-level technical skills capable of synthesizing large amounts of information to answer complex questions and drive strategy in their organizations.

What Will I Study?

Build essential technical and critical thinking skills, apply theories, and use data visualization techniques to extract useful knowledge from data and help drive evidence-based decisions. You'll work with real-world examples and datasets to learn about table operations, functions, control structures, sampling, visualization, testing and debugging, programming in Python, and more. Our Data Science BS delivers a broad-based education in:

  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Data Mining
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Communication
  • Ethics

See our data science degree requirements and flowcharts for more course information.

Choose Your Technical Focus Area

Designed to support your career goals and give you a competitive edge, you'll choose a focus in one of four specific areas of data science.

  • Software Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Statistics
  • Business Technology

B.S. in Environmental Data Science

Are you interested in using statistics, modeling, and analysis to help fix real world problems like climate change? The B.S. in Environmental Data Science is about exploring interrelationships related to the natural environment, drivers of ecosystem processes, and the tools to understand the data that describe land, water, air, and biodiversity.

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A Respected, Well-paid Career

Our Bachelor of Science in Data Science graduates are qualified for employment in data science and related fields. They may work in business, industry, academia, government, research, or other economic sectors. They may also purse graduate degrees in data science, statistics, applied statistics, health informatics, and related fields.

Data science is a rapidly growing field and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 35% growth in employment for data scientists from 2022 to 2032, much faster than average. The mean entry-level salary is $86,906 (Payscale) with a mean annual wage of $119,040 (BLS) and the top 10 percent making $184,090 (BLS).

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Career Opportunities

Michigan Tech graduates work in all kinds of great positions, including 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 these.

  • Adobe Systems
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Capital One
  • Fannie Mae
  • Ford Motor
  • GE Aviation
  • Google
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Texas Instruments
  • US Department of Defense

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying data science at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Enterprise, Only at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech Enterprises are student-run business teams providing end-to-end original product development through real-world experiences in engineering design, team building, and project management. Enterprise teams work under the direction of a faculty advisor. Students from across campus participate in Enterprise program teams. 

  • Students in the Husky Game Development Enterprise design and develop games for business, education, and fun. Earn credit, gain experience, and build your resume, all while creating quality software that will attract and satisfy industry sponsors. Who says you can’t work and play?
  • Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) students design, develop, and evaluate human-centered computer interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. 
  • IT Oxygen Enterprise students—from numerous majors—provide Information Technology help to both student organizations and businesses, working on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem-solving, and business.

Computing[MTU] — The future needs you.

Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. Computing, connectivity, and artificial intelligence have become critically ingrained in nearly every aspect of modern life. This is the world that needs the College of Computing.

Founded in 2019, the College of Computing is one of the first colleges in the nation—and the only college in Michigan—to focus solely on computing.  Digital transformation has morphed every discipline into a computing discipline, and industries like manufacturing, criminal justice, marketing, and health care are all being reinvented by digital technologies. The College of Computing is making sure that today's and tomorrow's employers have the computing talent they need to thrive in this brave new world.

Supercharge your future.

Meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech world.

Undergraduate Majors—Computer Science

Not sure which major is the right fit? Explore Michigan Tech majors and minors.
Or, start with our General Computing program and give yourself time to decide.

I have  been exposed to new uses of my computer and its software that I had never thought of.

Carter Kowitz, 1st Year Data Science BS major
Carter Kowitz
Data Science BS major