Demand > supply
If you’re looking for a lucrative, in-demand career, consider a B.A. in data analytics. Data scientist has been named a top job for the past few years, and the demand far exceeds the supply.
UToledo’s B.A. program in data analytics teaches a blend of communication and analytical skills that will make you highly marketable in the field of data science.
CareerCast calls data scientist the best job of 2019. Demand far exceeds supply as more and more companies use data to drive business decisions and seek experts who can understand and manage the data.
Employers want data scientists who know how to analyze the data but who also understand the data in context and can explain it in understandable terms. This balance of skills and knowledge is the crux of our bachelor’s degree program in data analytics.
Our B.A. students combine data science with a subject area or concentration in the social sciences. You will:
UToledo has expanded its offerings in data science and analytics. We also offer a B.S. in data science. The B.S. program is more focused on the front end of data science — collecting and structuring data as well as analysis. There’s more emphasis on coding and programming (science and math), along with science and health data.
Other UToledo options to consider in the field of data science:
Learning in context. Learn about data in the context of social science — public policy, economics or another concentration of your choosing. The courses you take in these areas allow you to do more appropriate and better analysis within the context of that field.
Experiential learning. You won’t just sit and listen to lectures. Our classes focus on problem solving, too.
Interdisciplinary program. Faculty from mathematicians and computer programmers to philosophers and artists teach courses. Although our B.A. program is more social science-oriented, you also will get exposure to health and natural science data as well. This broader focus gives you a greater perspective.
Flexibility. UToledo is a comprehensive university with more than 230 degree programs.
Academic support. We want you to succeed. We offer tutors specific to the program.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for qualified data scientists is growing much faster than the average for all professions.
LinkedIn called data scientists the most promising job in the U.S. in 2019. It was the no. 1 Best Job in America for the past three years, according to Glassdoor.
Median annual salaries range from $114,000 to $130,000.
A B.A. in data analytics will make you a good candidate to work for small businesses, local governments or grant-funded agencies who rely on data to receive and keep grants.
Some of the top industries hiring data scientists include:
Required classes include: Applied Econometrics, Geographic Information Systems, Database-Driven Websites, and the Data Analytics Proseminar.
UToledo fully commits to offering research opportunities to undergraduates. You will benefit from working with expert faculty and gaining practical, marketable skills.
Our faculty in the data analytics bachelor’s degree program comes from many disciplines. Many have expertise in data science, including our professors in astronomy and environmental science.