Data Science is an emerging interdisciplinary field that combines information science, computer science, statistics and social humanities in dealing with issues pertaining to the increased reliance on data and digital information.

College of Information

The College of Information at the University of North Texas was founded on Oct. 1, 2008, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The college consists of faculty, staff and students who invest in innovative research, collaborative partnerships and learner-centered education. The college provides knowledge that advances and supports the relationships between information, people, institutions and agencies, language and technology.

What we offer

This program offers a blend of online courses and face-to-face instruction to provide flexibility and convenience for students. Through rigorous and relevant coursework, you will gain knowledge in specific key areas, including:

  • Big data
  • Business intelligence analysis
  • Data analytics
  • Data collection
  • Data-intensive application development
  • Data management
  • Data modeling
  • Data specification
  • Data transformation
  • Data and information quality
  • Data and information security
  • Data and information visualization
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Machine learning

There are endless opportunities for data science internships and career possibilities in the growing Dallas-Fort Worth area. Due to the increase in more technology-oriented companies, the demand for highly skilled information professionals with expertise in data science, big data and data analytics also is on the rise. Some of the career paths that you will qualify for include:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data analytics manager
  • Data engineer
  • Data mining specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Information analyst
  • Information architect
  • Machine-learning specialist
  • Research scientist

What to expect

All coursework is taught by experienced and knowledgeable faculty within the College of Information’s Department of Information Science (IS). Our department offers a world-class educational experience with leading experts in the field, and our faculty are known in professional circles all over the world. Our students make an impact in the digital age as data and information professionals who believe in the power of data, information and knowledge.

Degree requirements

  • 120 hours of general required courses
  • 42 hours of general education core curriculum courses
  • 15 hours of pre-data science courses
  • 24 hours of major courses
  • 24 hours in your professional field
  • 15 hours of electives