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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

College of Science

Data Science Program

What is Data Science

Data Science is a new discipline that leverages scientific and mathematical analysis of data sets, as well as human understanding and exploration, to derive science and business insights from big data. Since the beginning of the new millennium, advances in digital data collection, storage, and computational instruments has led to accumulation of massive amounts of data, most of which have yet to be refined and analyzed.

This dramatic increase in the amount of data being generated has forced many companies and businesses across the world to seek for employees who, in addition to expertise in a specific field, would be able to collect, refine, visualize, and analyze raw data from multiple heterogeneous resources and make a scientific or business conclusion based on the available data. Such interdisciplinary skills cannot be attained by training in any of the traditional fields of Science, Engineering, Business, or Finance.