Well-Rounded Data Scientists
Housed in computer science, a data science major lets you specialize in areas such as business management, biology, economics, and communication studies.
Engaging Student Organizations
Luther’s Computer Science Society provides students in computer and data science classes access to a supportive group of classmates and resources for school and personal projects. Join this student group to grow your professional network and expand your knowledge beyond the classroom.
Knowledgeable, Experienced Faculty
Luther’s data science faculty bring real-world experience to your classroom.
What You’ll Learn
The data science major combines techniques and theories from many fields. These areas include mathematics, computer science, probability and statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, communication studies, art, and ethics. You’ll also complete a capstone research project.
The data science minor includes introductory and fundamental computer science courses like Introduction to Data Science, Fundamentals of Web Programming, Database Design and Querying, Introduction to Computer Science, Statistics, Data Analysis and Visualization, and Applied Machine Learning.
At Luther, you’ll learn the technical skills required to enter the data science field. You’ll also discover how to apply these skills to a particular field of study.
Careers and Outcomes
There are limitless job opportunities for data science majors—especially for one trained in a liberal arts program like Luther’s. Our major includes courses from computer science, business management, economics, communication studies, and biology.
- Data scientist
- Data engineer
- Data architect
- Big data engineer
- Business analytics specialist
- Data visualization developer
- Business intelligence (BI) engineer
- BI solutions architect
- BI specialist
- Analytics manager