The B.S. in Data Science combines applied mathematics, computer science, statistics,
optimization, data mining, and machine learning to give you a broad and much desired
skill set. You will gain hands-on experience with tools such as Excel, Python, R, SQL Databases,
and Tableau, and be prepared for emerging careers in Data Science and future advanced
From tracking patterns in drug discovery, or changes in ocean temperatures and deforestation,
to understanding the habits of Netflix users and predicting stock market fluctuations,
data scientists inform product design, government policy, and business strategy, turning
data into actionable insights.
We Live in a World of Big Data
Data science draws from math, engineering, business, and computer science to extract
knowledge and insights from data, structured and unstructured.The B.S. in Data Science curriculum will teach you computational and analytic approaches
to mastering complex data structures.
Concentrations in Data Science
Big Data Analytics
Students in Big Data Analytics learn to collect, manage, and optimize large-scale
structured and unstructured data sets to facilitate information and decision-making.
Students in Big Data Analytics develop a strong foundation in essential programming
skills, quantitative analysis, and hardware and software solutions for facilitating
effective use of big data.
Data Mining and Statistical AnalysisCloud and Distributed ComputingMarket-Related Data Analytics
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.
The Health Systems Engineering (HSE) concentration program prepares the architects
of tomorrow’s healthcare system to take on its most urgent and complex challenges.
Health Systems Engineering involves a multidisciplinary approach that applies engineering
and analytic principles to all aspects of healthcare. Students in the program gain
real-world experience with industry experts and a multidisciplinary faculty to prepare
students for a career leading change in healthcare.
Systems EngineeringHealthcare ArchitectControl Systems Engineer
Intelligent Mobility uses data and technology to connect people, places, and
goods across all transportation modes. Growth in intelligent mobility will transform
the way people travel, interact with their environment, and connect goods and services.
Connected and Autonomous TransportNew Mobility ServicesOpen Data Platforms for Transport
Quantitative Economics and Econometrics
Quantitative Economics and Econometrics use mathematical and statistical methods
to develop techniques for measuring a range of systems, including financial, government,
social, legal, medical, and so on. Students with a quantitative economics and econometrics
background learn to assess and measure trends to understand complex phenomena and
to improve long-term positioning.
Market Research AnalyticsEconomic ForecastingCommodities Analytics
Careers in Data Science
The US Department of Labor anticipates that employment in the field of mathematical
science occupations will grow 27.9% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average
for all occupations, resulting in about 50,400 new jobs.
Big Real Data
The research group International Data Corporation estimates that last year, over 2
zettabytes of data was created. This number is projected to grow by twenty-fold by
the year 2020 to 40 zettabytes or an equivalent of 5000GB for every man, woman and
child on earth.
Cloud Keeps Growing
The Global DataSphere describes three loci where data is created, captured, or replicated:
traditional and cloud data centers, cell towers and branch offices, and endpoints
(PCs, smart phones, and IoT devices). IDC predicts that the Global DataSphere will
grow from 33 Zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025, with 49 percent of the world’s
stored data will reside in public cloud environments.
Data science and business analytics researchers are working to improve online community
use by developing a smart way of recommending and creating connections between these
We live in a world of big data. There are many data sources, but a lot of these
data points or observations don’t necessarily have a label or are annotated. There
is a need for an automated way to identify the correct label or the correct group
to which a particular comment may belong.”
We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success
here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career
Get Involved Outside the Classroom
We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary
based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just
The Math Club at Florida Poly seeks to promote a healthy environment for students
to embrace higher-level mathematics anddevelop an appreciation for mathematics in STEM-related careers.
TEA @ Florida Poly
TEA is all about connecting students who are passionate about themed entertainment with industry professionals
and providing opportunities for independent design projects and attend unique industry
events and conferences.