Data Science students at Willamette University

Data Science

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 their career paths lead, our students generate insights that can benefit organizations, inspire policymakers and enhance our understanding of the world.

Willamette gives students the technical skills, in-depth knowledge and ethically informed perspective they need to make an impact in fields ranging from business to bioinformatics to public policy. Students learn from professors who are experts in computer science, math, statistics, and the social and natural sciences. They discover how to communicate their findings in ways that are clear and persuasive. And they gain invaluable experience in an internship or a research project that connects their studies to real-world data and organizations.

As part of our accelerated dual-degree program, students can complete an MBA at Willamette just one year after earning a bachelor’s degree. That allows them to enter the workforce with two degrees — and all the tools and skills they need to put their knowledge to work.