Data Science

Data is everywhere. Data science is for everyone.

Every day the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. The total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles every 1.2 years. Google alone processes on average over 40 thousand queries per second—3.5 billion in a single day. But at the moment, less than 5% of all data is ever analyzed and used. Be part of the data revolution.

Data science at URI is a world class program that provides students with the skills and understanding needed to produce valuable insights from large datasets. Whether your interest is in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the data science field, or in preparing for a data-enabled career in business, healthcare, transportation, sports, finance, government, e-commerce, gaming, social media, insurance, or other domain, our program can get you there. We emphasize an inclusive learning environment that welcomes and supports students of all genders, races, religions, and ethnicities.

Drawing on skills from computer science, mathematics, and statistics, students learn to use data to make decisions, discoveries, and predictions aimed at solving real-world problems. They work across disciplines to study complex questions, while considering the ethical implications of a data-enabled world. Along the way, they develop the key skills needed to collect, clean, organize, access, analyze, and communicate data.

Job prospects are strong. Glassdoor, a worldwide leader in job market analysis, ranks Data Scientist among the best jobs in America, based on median base salary, the number of active job openings, and employee satisfaction rates. LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report ranks Data Scientist as #3 in the list, Top 15 Emerging Jobs in the U.S. Companies like Google, Netflix, Amazon, Uber, Edmunds, UPS, AAA, CVS, Citizens Bank, IRS, Airbnb, Instagram, and Facebook hire data scientists, as well as hundreds of smaller companies.