Programs Offered: Major, Minor
Data scientists are creating new knowledge every day. They’re analyzing cultural trends on Instagram, tracking the spread of diseases in real time, developing algorithms to improve the gaming experience and leveraging satellite images to promote sustainable practices. Regardless of where your career path leads, you'll generate insights that can benefit organizations, inspire policymakers and enhance our understanding of the world.
Willamette will give you the technical skills, in-depth knowledge and ethically informed perspective you need to make an impact in fields ranging from business to bioinformatics to public policy. You'll learn from professors who are experts in computer science, math, statistics, and the social and natural sciences. You'll discover how to communicate your findings in ways that are clear and persuasive. And you'll gain invaluable experience in an internship or a research project that connects your studies to real-world data and organizations.
If you're a highly focused student, you'll be able to earn a BS/MS in data science in four years as part of an accelerated joint degree program that's launching in fall 2020. If you're interested in general management, you can complete your BS and MBA at Willamette in five years. Whatever route you choose, you'll collaborate with expert faculty and highly motivated students at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, one of the top business schools in the nation.