High demand. High salaries.
Data science is THE job of the moment. Demand far exceeds supply for skilled data scientists.
Demand for data scientists is growing as more businesses, government agencies and nonprofits use data to make informed decisions.
Data scientists are more involved on the front end of data, and they contribute to numerous fields by:
Breadth of program. We take an interdisciplinary approach. Courses are taught by faculty from mathematicians and computer programmers to philosophers and artists. You’ll get exposure to social science data as well as health and natural science data. This broader focus gives you a greater perspective.
Craft your path. UToledo’s data science program focuses on math, statistics, basic programming and health and science applications. You can choose an area of concentration or a minor that fits your career interests. Students interested in areas not listed can consult with their advisor.
Unique courses. You’ll learn more about data visualization — the ability to present data in a visual, understandable way — and how ethics plays a role in data, including ethically sourcing and presenting data
Learn by doing. Get practical experience in our capstone course. You’ll apply your knowledge of data science in your field of concentration. At UToledo, you can begin research projects as early as your first year. Conduct research alongside our faculty from a wide variety of disciplines including data science, economics and geography.
Data-related graduate programs at UToledo. Further your career after graduation with a Master of Applied Business Analytics degree. You can pair data science with a business discipline, such as accounting, finance or marketing.
Glassdoor calls data science one of the best jobs in America. Data science is a high-demand field with high salaries. Median annual salaries range from $114,000 to $130,000.
Some of the top industries hiring data scientists include:
"The classes I've taken have been very diverse, ranging from computer science, math and physics to classes such as economics, philosophy and literature. This has given me the opportunity to explore different areas and understand myself better...During my junior year, my friend and I founded the Data Science UToledo Club, to invite students to work together on data science projects."
Key classes include:
UToledo is serious about offering undergraduates research opportunities. Our faculty in the data science bachelor’s degree program comes from a wide variety of disciplines. And many have expertise in data science, including our professors in economics and geography.
This gives you an advantage when it comes to research. You have opportunities to work with faculty and gain practical skills. This experience also makes you more marketable.