The Data Science program is an initiative, created by UTA College of Science Dean Morteza Khaledi, which aims to provide students the opportunity to receive comprehensive training in the exciting field of Data Science. The program is a joint effort bringing together faculty from all six of the College of Science’s departments – Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.
The Data Science program is intended for students with interests in any of the fields of study represented in the College of Science, as well as from other colleges across UTA's diverse campus, who want to obtain training in modern principles and techniques of data-driven discovery.
Students will be able to design and pursue analytical strategies, and will be able to reach meaningful results, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations, which they can communicate effectively in oral and written forms to diverse disciplinary audiences. Students will attain these skills while taking sufficient majors-level science courses within existing programs to be able to understand and frame problems in ways that are meaningful in context. The College intends to offer a B.S. degree as well as a minor in Data Science.
The College offered the first course in the program in Fall 2018 and added a second course in Spring 2019. A third course is offered for Fall 2019, with implementation of the full degree program to come pending state approval.