Bachelor of Science

DATA SCIENCE

Learn more about the curriculum that helps us lead the way in STEM.

Graduating Next-Generation, Leading Data Scientists

The B.S. in Data Analytics program has been designed to train outstanding future data scientists. The demand for such graduates and the opportunity for them to play key roles in 21st-century industry and innovation are outstanding. This program is offered by the Department of Data Science and Business Analytics.

Concentrations in Data Science

Big Data Analytics

Students in BDA learn to collect, manage and optimize large-scale structured and unstructured data sets to facilitate information and decision-making. Students in BDA develop a strong foundation in essential programming skills, quantitative analysis, and hardware and software solutions for facilitating effective use of big data.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics concerns the storage, retrieval, use and delivery of health-related data and information across networks of patients and providers. Whether in support of emergency room optimization, patient health-care affordability, or study and prevention of global pandemics, the practice of health informatics is essential to achieving solutions, better delivery and greater knowledge for the benefit of humankind.

Know the Facts

$121,000

is the 2018 median salary for Data Scientists according to Glassdoor.com
Best Job in America

data scientist careers have been ranked as the "Best Job in America" for three years in a row, 2016, 2017, and 2018
Harvard Business Review

the role of Data Scientist has been described as "The Sexiest Job" of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review
Rapid Growth in Demand

McKinsey & Co has estimated rapid growth in demand for and a sever shortage of professions with the needed data science skills
Transform the Industry

Harness cutting-edge analytics, learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help transform industry

Faculty

Chair: Shahram Taj

Professor

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Robert Steele

Professor

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Mostafa Ardakani

Associate Professor

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Shoaib Shaikh

Associate Professor

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Jim Dewey

Assistant Professor

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Susan LeFrancois

Assistant Professor

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Reinaldo Sanchez-Arias

Assistant Professor

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Sravani Vadlamani

Assistant Professor

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Jim Mennie

Instructor

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Student Learning Outcomes

After completion of the B.S. in Data Science, students will:

Student Data At-a-Glance

Annual Enrollment

YearEnrolled
201751
201648
201538
201432
* From fall census reports

Graduation Data

TermGraduates
Fall 20163
Spring 20173
Summer 20171
Fall 20171
Spring 201812
Summer 20183*
Grand Total23
Graduates hold a degree in Advanced Technology, Program changed its name for the 2017-2018 academic year.

*preliminary results

DATA SCIENCE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT IS THE FIELD OF DATA SCIENCE?

    The field of data science involves the most cutting-edge sectors within information technology. Data science extends to multiple areas, including aerospace, automotive, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, computer engineering, computer science, information technology, nanotechnology, nuclear physics, photonics, robotics, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

  • WHAT DO GRADUATES DO WITH A DATA SCIENCE DEGREE?

    IT professionals are among the most sought-after employees in a range of industries today. From retail to manufacturing and healthcare to transportation, almost every industry relies on data science for all aspects of their operations.

  • WHAT MAKES FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY’S DATA SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM UNIQUE?

    Students who major in Data Science are able to develop specialized knowledge and hands-on skills in information technology (IT). The major is a multi-disciplinary program with an emphasis on practical applications.

  • WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR DATA SCIENCE DEGREE GRADUATES?

    Because the high-tech sector of the economy develops or uses the most data science, it is often seen as having the most potential for growth and as a primary economic driver. Graduates with a degree in data science possess the skills and know-how to assist with the back-end, high-tech operations for a range of businesses.