Data Science

Data Science

What is Data Science?

Offered as the only standalone Data Science Bachelor of Science degree in the state of Montana, this exciting program meets the demands of today’s growing job market. Data scientists are some of the most sought-after professionals worldwide, primarily because this field of expertise is applicable to a multitude of corporate jobs, private careers, and occupational specializations.

At Montana Tech, the BS in Data Science degree involves a rigorous curriculum focused on computer training with statistical and data-oriented courses that prepare students to master high-demand technological skills.

According to Forbes, "Annual demand for the fast-growing new roles of data scientist, data developers, and data engineers will reach nearly 700,000 openings by 2020.

The Only B.S. Degree Offered in Montana
The Only B.S. Degree Offered in Montana
Engaged Vaculty with Experience & Expertise
Engaged Faculty with Experience & Expertise
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Combines Computer Science & Statistics
Combines Computer Science & Statistics

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • Strong interest in science, technology, engineering,
    and mathematics
  • Ability to engage with a variety of disciplines
  • You look for patter ns in data and love to solve puzzles
  • You’re inquisitive—you want to know how things work,
    and you want to be able to answer tough questions

What Can You do With Your Degree?

Students graduating with a degree in data science will have excellent job opportunities in high-paying positions such as statisticians, business analytics professionals, database administrators, and of course, data scientists.

Data Scientist Ranked Best Job in America 2018
Data Scientist Ranked Best Job in America 2018
100% Career Outcome Rate
28% Job Growth by 2020
10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
$75K-100K Average Starting Salary
$75K-100K Average Starting Salary
female and male students at computers with professor

The median salary for a well-trained data scientist according to a Glassdoor survey is around $113,000; the average salary for a software developer is $85,000 and the median salary for a programmer is $65,000.

Bachelor of Science in Data Science

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science degree involves a rigorous curriculum focused on computer training with statistical and data-oriented courses that prepare students to master high-demand technological skills.

 
Rick Rossi

Professor, Data Science Program Co-Director
MUS 109
406-496-4356

rrossi@mtech.edu


Jeff Braun

Associate Professor
MUS 208
406-496-4206

jbraun@mtech.edu


Suzan Gazioglu

Professor
406-496-4616

sgazioglu@mtech.edu


Celia Schahczenski

Professor
MUS 102
406-496-4383

cschahczenski@mtech.edu

Michele Van Dyne

Professor, Data Science Program Co-Director
MUS 204B
406-496-4855

mvandyne@mtech.edu


Phillip Curtiss

Assistant Professor
MUS 105
406-496-4807

pcurtiss@mtech.edu


Chip Todd

Professor
MUS 209
406-496-4506

ctodd@mtech.edu