Data Science Minor

Help drive business decisions by making sense of big data

Virtually every organization collects and analyzes data about its users, logistics and operations. But collecting the data is just the first step – employers are in need of employees with the skills to navigate, analyze and interpret these complex datasets.

The data science minor at UNI prepares students with the analytical and computational skills needed to thrive in the world of big data.

Coursework integrates computer programming, machine learning, statistics, predictive modeling and visualization to provide students with broad based skills for extracting gainful information from data that originate from a variety of sources. A final project (ideally with corporate or non-profit partnerships) will ensure that students employ their skills to solve a real-world problem.

The Data Science minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the computer science, physics and mathematics departments.

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The average salary for a Data Scientist in the U.S. is $116,000 per year (

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Our department offers paid summer research fellowships each year, providing a $4,000 stipend for students to conduct research.

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Jobs in data-related fields are growing rapidly and our graduates are positioned to excel in those jobs.

Find out more about Data Science

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Computer Science

305 ITTC (the old East Gym)

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2618