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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:

  • Ally
  • Alpha-1 Biologics
  • Brighthouse Financial
  • CoLinx, LLC
  • Deloitte
  • Elkem Silicones
  • Facebook
  • John Deere
  • Lash Group
  • LPL Financial
  • NTT DATA Consulting, Inc.
  • O'Briant Group, LLC
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • QS/1
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UnitedHealth Group

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business/Technical Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Contributor
  • Data Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Director of IT Operations and Security
  • Director Of Technology
  • Financial Administrative Assistant
  • Head of School
  • National Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Professional Development
  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Senior Professional Services Consultant II
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Supply Management Specialist
  • Talent Director
  • Vice President of Software Engineering
  • Vice President Of Software Engineering/Information Technology

Top Industries

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


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

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.