Data Sciences (Multidisciplinary Studies)

Are you on the cutting edge of new technologies? Are you interested in developing skills to interpret large data sets to uncover patterns in opportunities and risks? UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Studies degree in Data Sciences, will equip you with the skills to lead the technological evolution rapidly changing the way business and policy is developed.

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UTSA’s Data Science degree allows students to study multiple fields such as computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, information systems, and management science. Data science is a blend of data interference, algorithmic development, and technology in to solve analytically complex problems. Companies like Netflix, Google, Amazon and others use data science to make decisions and determine what drives consumer interest.

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Careers in Data Science

Top job titles for Data Science graduates include:

• Geographer
• Web Admin
• Computer Operator

Data Science and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 data science-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 Data Science Graduates

Data Science 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 data science-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Engineering Related Services
• Employment Services
• Higher Education
• Government
• Technical Consulting
• General Hospitals
• Computer Systems Design Services

Salaries for Data Science Graduates

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

lowest 10% $41,073
median $61,154
top 10% $96,325

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Data Science Majors

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

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