A student in the Data Science Degree Program in the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. 

Majors & Minors

Data Science and Predictive Analytics Degree

Program Overview

Students in the data science degree program will seek to understand the phenomenon of Big Data and how massive data can be used for the benefit of companies. Students will be prepared to collect, manage, interpret and analyze data in order to apply that knowledge to real-world problems. Coursework spans across the disciplines of computer science and information systems and math as well as a foundation in business. This is an innovative field that has recently experienced immense growth in the job market.

Highlights of the Data Science and Predictive Analytics Degree

  • Our state-of-the-art computing lab provides students with the opportunity to work with networking technology, graphics workstations and the latest technologies used in the field.

  • Students will have a capstone practicum project that will bridge their work in the classroom with valuable industry experience.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Understand Big Data and the challenges of capturing, storing and retrieving massive data.
  • Apply a data-based analytical approach to identify and solve problems.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the technology field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates may find employment or internship opportunities with. 

Potential Job Titles

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Architect
  • Data Modeler
  • Big Data Architect
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Science Software Engineer
  • Data Science Software Developer
  • Many more!


  • Business
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Online Commerce


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