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Numerous inquiries today are advanced through finding the story behind the data. Frequently, data science builds the road from the what to the why. Through an interdisciplinary approach using statistics, mathematics, and computer science, this program delivers principles, methodology and guidelines for conducting data analysis by providing tools, values and insights. This field of study prepares students for success in an increasingly data-driven world, enhances analytical and problem-solving skills and strengthens communication skills.

Careers & Internships

Career Options

  • Data analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Statistician Machine learning engineer

Internship Opportunities

  • Anthem
  • Oracle
  • LinkedIn
  • Amazon
  • Tesla
  • PayPal
  • Lyft

Example Courses

  • Statistics for Professionals
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Statistical Model Analysis
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Science 1 and Data Mining.


Mamunur Rashid, Ph.D.,Bowling Green State University. Experience as a statistician at a non-profit international health and population research organization to support medical doctors and social scientists. Moved to higher education to teach and continue learning while  supporting a positive environment for students. Received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2014. Has supervised students in the areas of statistics and public health/population studies as a researcher.

Naima Shifa, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Has supervised numerous students as they conduct research. Received a Great Lakes College Association grant to study a public health issue.

Steven Bogaerts, Ph.D., Indiana University. Supervised numerous students in AI research, with multiple student-coauthored publications and awards in national undergraduate research competitions. Earned multiple external grants in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and parallelism, totaling nearly $240,000.

Chad Byers, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Won the Wylie-Condit Scholarship for promising computer science majors at DePauw. 2008 DePauw graduate. Nominated for best paper at the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. Awarded the Carl V. Page Memorial Graduate Fellowship at Michigan State.

 Gloria Childress Townsend, Ph.D., Indiana University. Received the 2015 Making a Difference Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for her commitment to women students and the 2007 Career Achievement Award from the IU School of Informatics. Principal investigator on two National Science Foundation grants totaling $1.7 million.

Khadija Stewart, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. Co-principal investigator on a $25,000 grant to start the Computing Opportunities for Students of Color organization. Students won best undergraduate research poster at the 2017 Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics; the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges in 2010; and the Council for African Americans in the Mathematical Sciences in 2008.

Allana Johnson received her B.A. in computer science from DePauw University and MBA with a specialization in information technology management from Western Governor’s University. Worked as a software developer at both a Fortune 500 company as well as an award-winning consulting firm in Indianapolis. Currently pursuing aPh.D. in computer science.

Scott Thede, Ph.D., Purdue University. Served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for nine years on a National Science Foundation grant of more than $650,000 providing research opportunities for undergraduates.

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