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The Data Science major is intended for students with strong quantitative backgrounds and has the goal of educating students on the technical fundamentals of Data Science, with a focus on developing the knowledge and skills needed to transform data into insights. The major is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to prepare themselves for the exciting Data Scientist positions that are in high demand today.

IBM projects that by 2020 the number of annual job openings for all data savvy professionals in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings 2,720,000.

— Forbes Magazine

"There are so many jobs in data science now. With all of our smart devices the world has been collecting a lot of data - with watches, phones and even toasters. Now there is all this data and no one knows what to do with it. That's where we come in."

— Ashley Dvorskey 
'18 Software Engineering