Data Science Degree (BS)
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Bachelor of Science

Data Science

Concentrations
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Translate Data Into Action

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 study.

Program Highlights

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.
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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

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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.
Interest Areas
Data Mining and Statistical AnalysisCloud and Distributed ComputingMarket-Related Data Analytics
Concentration
Health Systems Engineering
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.
Interest Areas
Systems EngineeringHealthcare ArchitectControl Systems Engineer
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Intelligent Mobility
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.
Interest Areas
Connected and Autonomous TransportNew Mobility ServicesOpen Data Platforms for Transport
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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.
Interest Areas
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.

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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.
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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. 

Meet the Faculty

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Cindy Brown

Cindy Brown

Adjunct Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor

Data Science with an Impact

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 different communities.
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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.”
Dr. Rei Sanchez-Arias
Assistant Professor of Data science and Business Analytics
 

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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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 development.

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 for fun. 
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Math Club

The Math Club at Florida Poly seeks to promote a healthy environment for students to embrace higher-level mathematics and develop an appreciation for mathematics in STEM-related careers. 
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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.

 

Data Science in the News

 

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