Our world is increasingly dependent on massive amounts of information. Our data science major equips you with the skills to discover meaning in data. Key courses span across computer science, statistics, mathematics and other fields.  This interdisciplinary major provides you with the tools and techniques necessary to analyze big and small data sets and discover their stories, identify opportunities, and develop solutions across many contexts, especially technology, health care, geospatial informatics, education, and so much more.


Career Pathways

Purposely designed to make you more adaptable to the ever-evolving data landscape, the data science major is excellent preparation for graduate school as well as careers in a wide range of industries:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Medical Research
  • Scientific Research
  • Teaching

Student Opportunities

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Gain real-world experience through internship opportunities with companies such as Shelter Insurance.

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Design a research project integrating data science tools and techniques on a topic that aligns with your interests.

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Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation

Gain hands-on experience working with clients with real data as a student consultant for Truman's Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation (CASE), a student-driven statistical consulting center located on campus.

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Data Science Contests

Participate in activities like DataFest, a nationwide data analysis competition that gives students a chance to solve real-world problems.

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Are you considering graduate school?

Truman's Data Science 4+1 Program lets you earn a bachelor's degree plus a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytic Storytelling in a combined effort. Students enrolled in this program can complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years saving you time and money.