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 drive decisions. There’s a glut of big data, and not enough skilled data scientists to manage it.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for qualified data scientists is growing much faster than the average for all professions. CareerCast ranks data scientist as the best job of 2019. And right now, demand exceeds supply.
UToledo is committed to preparing you for the 21st-century job market. We’ve expanded our offerings in the field of data science and analysis.
The interdisciplinary data science bachelor’s program housed in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will prepare you to collect, structure and analyze data. The degree is focused on math, statistics, basic programming and health and science applications. You will learn software skills and data analysis tools and their application top big data in the world of science, nature and health.
You will choose an area of concentration and have the opportunity to apply your skills in an area of interest to you, including:
Data scientists are more involved on the front end:
UToledo also offers a B.A. in data analytics. This bachelor’s degree program is more focused on the analysis of data and its communication to clients, primarily in the social sciences.
Other options to consider in the field of data science:
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.
Learn by doing. Get practical experience in our capstone course. You’ll apply your knowledge of data science in your field of concentration.
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.
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:
Key classes include: Data Science 1I and II, Statistical Methods I and II, Data Driven Websites, Machine Learning, Data Science Ethics, Data Visualization, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
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 astronomy and environmental science.
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.