Artificial Intelligence (Multidisciplinary Studies)

Do you enjoy working with emerging technologies to solve problems? Are you interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning? UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Studies degree in Artificial Intelligence, explores concepts such as reasoning, self-correction and human intelligence processes to prepare graduates for careers in this rapidly growing field.

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UTSA’s Artificial Intelligence degree allows students to study multiple fields such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, electrical and computer engineering, and information systems. Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems which includes machine learning, reasoning, and self-correction. Companies like Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Netflix, Google, and others use artificial intelligence for speech recognition, voice-powered personal assistants, self-driving vehicles, and robotics.

Careers in Artificial Intelligence

Top job titles for Artificial Intelligence graduates include:

• Software Developer
• Management Analyst
• IT Project Manager
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Systems Analyst
• Information Security Engineer
• Network Engineer

Artificial Intelligence and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio but in higher than average demand in Austin for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, CA, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX and Atlanta GA. More than 144,000 artificial intelligence-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Artificial Intelligence Graduates

Artificial Intelligence is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of artificial intelligence-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Employment Services
• Insurance Carriers
• Computer Systems Design
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Technical Consulting Services
• Software Publishers

Salaries for Artificial Intelligence Graduates

The salary range for open artificial intelligence-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $56,837
median $91,592
top 10% $124,739

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Artificial Intelligence Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Artificial Intelligence graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Artificial Intelligence may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy solving puzzles and problems
• You are a good planner
• You enjoy learning
• You are detail oriented