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Data Science and Analytics


Are you interested in predicting the future? Do you want to use data to make informed decisions? Data Science and Analytics provides an interdisciplinary approach to prepare you in the acquisition, transformation, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data crucial to effective decision making. You will gain working knowledge of data analytic methods, based on a wide variety of data types, formats, and sources.  

Intalytics Challenge 

To provide our students with real world experience in the field of data analytics, Austin College has partnered with a data analytics firm called Intalytics.  Students learn various regression models useful for predicting outcomes, and then use this knowledge with actual client data from Intalytics. Teams compete to estimate the most accurate model for their client with executives from Intalytics as the judge. 

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Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

In the emerging field of data science & analytics,

you will need to hone your communication, critical thinking, quantitative and collaboration skills. With a degree in data science & analytics, you will be poised to take on your first job with the knowledge that you can confidently:

  • describe and illustrate data sets effectively in written and oral presentations;
  • apply data science and analytics best practices while leveraging the emerging computer software programs; and
  • utilize quantitative methods to address problems across industries.

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Meet our Faculty

Dr. Michael Higgs

Dr. Michael Higgs

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dean of Science

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