Data plays an ever-increasing role in today’s society. Marketing, ecommerce, security, image processing and genetic testing are just a few places where the use of data is impacting our daily lives. Students majoring in Data science learn to integrate advanced technology with modern statistical and mathematical practices and have the opportunity to turn data into knowledge and action to benefit society.

Master big data.

Students who major in data science learn how to extract and quantify knowledge from data sets through specialized courses in preparation to pursue a master's degree and solve real world problems.

Be in demand.

Data scientists are in high demand, and Marquette is one of the only universities offering a bachelor degree in data science. Set yourself apart with courses in data mining, data visualization and artificial intelligence.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Object-Oriented Software Design
  • Calculus 1 & 2
  • Rhetoric and Composition 1 & 2
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*


  • Data Structures and Algorithms 1
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Calculus 3
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • Data Science and Data Visualization
  • Statistical Methods
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*
  • Electives


  • Principles of Database Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Theory of Probability
  • Data Science Elective
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • Electives


  • Principles of Design
  • Senior Design Project
  • Regression Analysis
  • Data Science Elective
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures*
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.