B.S. Data Science

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From big data to cloud computing, from astronomy to sports, data science is the foundation of our data-driven future, and the demand for trained data scientists has never been higher.

Choose a specialization

Our broad, blended curriculum provides the foundation to build the knowledge and experience necessary to create an in-demand skillset in this rapidly growing field. We offer five specialization tracks, which allow you to refine your skills to your area of interest, giving you the expertise needed to give you an advantage in your career path:

  • Foundational Data Science
    • Students can learn the fundamentals of data science, from data analysis to the principles of machine learning, database concepts, algorithm design, statistical theory, and more.
  • Data Systems
    • Embedded systems, the concepts of databases, cloud computing, distributed systems, and big data applications are just some of the areas of focus for students who are interested in the design, implementation, and study of data systems.
  • Network and Applied Data Science
    • Students interested in network and applied data science learn the fundamentals of network science and data visualization, and they can apply their knowledge to a variety of areas, such as big data, data mining, analytics, biology, and more.
  • Data Science Design
    • This area focuses on making data science more useful and understandable through design, including through visualization and prototyping, as well as creating strategies that allow data science concepts to be more consumable.
  • Biological and Health Science
    • Students interested in the biological and health science track learn how to combine data science with the natural sciences to improve healthcare outcomes and our understanding of our world through digital biology, data analysis, analytics, and more.

Advising and resources

Our advisors are here to help you chart your path to tomorrow whether you’re already a data science student or at IU and haven’t declared a major. Luddy advisors will help you understand your degree requirements, take advantage of academic opportunities, and meet your goals.

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