Data Science, B.S.

Apply data science tools and methods to solve real-world problems.

The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences is excited to offer a new Bachelor’s degree in Data Science program at Lewis University. Students gain knowledge in aspects of mathematics, statistics, and computer science needed to collect, analyze, model, and interpret data for a variety of applications and industries. Upon graduation, students will be able to play vital roles in helping organizations of all kind use data to optimize their operations and inform their decision-making.

In-Demand Skills for Today’s Workforce

Data scientists are in demand in virtually every industry. Companies and researchers are looking at how to efficiently store and process data and make sense of it to allow for better decisions. Through Lewis University’s new undergraduate Data Science program, students will build a thorough foundation in computer science, mathematics and statistics that will prepare them to work as effective data science professionals.

Bachelor’s to Master’s 4+1 Option

Well-qualified students may earn a Master’s degree in Data Science with just one additional year of study.

Various Program Options Available

Lewis University offers the Data Science curriculum in multiple formats - including a B.S. Option, a B.A. option, and a minor - to provide students with various options for achieving their goals. Students are encouraged to consult their Academic Advisor to determine the most suitable coursework for their career aspirations.

Sample Courses:

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Big Data Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Visualizing and Communicating Data Knowledge
  • Artificial Intelligence

Career Options:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Strategist
  • Data Engineer
  • Predictive Modeler
  • Information Research Scientist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager

On Campus Opportunities

  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DataSAIL)
  • CaMS Cyber Defense Club
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon National Honors Society
  • Prometheon Technology Club
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Student Chapter
  • Math Club
  • e-Sports Club

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the Office of Admission for application requirements and specific next steps.

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For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815) 836-5250.