Data Science OPTION

What Is The Data Science option?

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics (Data Science track) is offered by the Department of Mathematics, which is hosted within the College of Natural and Health Sciences. The curriculum provides students with a background in statistical modeling, essential mathematical theory, data analytics, and computer programming that prepares them for graduate level work or a career in statistics and data science.

What Will I Learn In This Program? 

The data science track emphasizes the statistical and mathematical modeling, data analytical skills, and computer programming. Students will learn to gather, view and analyze data by using analytical methods, plan studies and perform experimental designs, translate data into digestible and accessible information, communicate the findings and forecasts to help make business decisions, and monitor processes through statistical process control.

What Courses Will I Take?

The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.

Applied Statistics (Data Science Track)

Course Descriptions can be viewed in the Undergraduate Catalog 

What Resources Are Available To Me?

Additional resources specifically for Tech students:

Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?

Possible employers for the Data Science track graduates are Walmart, UAMS Medical Center, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, Bank OZK, or Acxiom. Career options include data analyst, medical research/biostatistician, quantitative analyst, statistical analyst/programmer, statistician, and sports analyst.

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Where Can I Get More Information About The Mathematics Degree?

For more information about the Data Science degree option and requirements, see the program within the College of Natural & Health Sciences catalog or contact Dr. Weijia Jia ( to request additional information.