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Data Science

Bachelor of Arts

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Data Science program is to train and produce an interdisciplinary data science work force to fill the growing need for this skill set across the state, region and country. The target audience for this program includes students with high quantitative reasoning skills that have interest in mathematics and computer science, and also have the desire to develop innovative techniques to solve data-driven problems in a variety of disciplines. Students majoring in data science will interact with faculty from the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and Quantitative Reasoning, as well as choose a minor to support their data-sector interests. Throughout the major, students will engage with real-world problems and build a portfolio of data projects that will ready them for graduate study or an entry-level position in data analytics.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • AbsoluteCare
  • Ally
  • Alpha-1 Biologics
  • Brighthouse Financial
  • Broome High School
  • Elkem ASA
  • John Deere
  • Lash Group
  • LPL Financial
  • Meta
  • NTT DATA Consulting, Inc.
  • O'Briant Group, LLC
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • QS/1
  • Terminix Triad
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UnitedHealth Group

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Associate Vice President, Talent Development
  • Business/Technical Analyst - CFO area in Financial Systems Roadmap project
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Contributor
  • Data Architect
  • IS/IT Manager - North America
  • Lotus Notes Development Group Leader
  • Principal
  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Sr. Consultant
  • Sr. Professional Services Consultant II
  • Sr. Software Engineer
  • Supply Management Specialist
  • System Engineer III
  • Talent Director
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Vice President of Software Engineering

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Financial Services
  2. Higher Education
  3. Hospital & Health Care
  4. Information Technology and Services
  5. Insurance
  6. Education Management
  7. IT Services and IT Consulting
  8. Retail
  9. Banking
  10. Computer Software

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

The core of the Bachelor of Arts in Data Science curriculum gives students a firm foundation in mathematics, computer science and quantitative reasoning. Students will also choose a minor, allowing them to gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and breadth of experience that a liberal arts education is known for.


Why Winthrop?

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Cutting Edge Curriculum

Winthrop is leading the way with one of the only undergraduate data science programs in the Carolinas.

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Small Classes and Exceptional Faculty

Enjoy the personalized experience of small class sizes and learn from award-winning faculty in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science & Quantitative Methods.

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Continued Success

Graduates are well-prepared to find employment in the fast-growing, high-paying field of data science.

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Beyond Graduation

The 2021 median salary for data scientists was over $100,000/year, and the number of job openings is expected to grow 36 percent over the next ten years (source). Graduates of Winthrop's B.A. in Data Science program are well-prepared to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the field.