Data Science

Data Science

Montana Tech offers the only standalone Bachelor of Science in Data Science in Montana.

This program aims to meet the demands of the growing job market. 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.

Students graduating with a degree in Data Science from Montana Tech will have excellent job opportunities in high paying jobs such as:

  • Data Scientists
  • Statisticians
  • Business Analytic Professionals
  • Data Warehouse Professionals
  • Database Administrators
  • Software Developers

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

female and male students at computers with professor

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

Jeff Braun

Associate Professor
MUS 208

Suzan Gazioglu


Celia Schahczenski

MUS 102

Michele Van Dyne

Professor, Data Science Program Co-Director
MUS 204B

Phillip Curtiss

Assistant Professor
MUS 105

Brian Koontz

Assistant Professor
MUS 102

Chip Todd

MUS 209