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Data Science

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree, Minor
Mode of Study:
On Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is an interdisciplinary program that equips students to combine programming skills, machine learning techniques, and knowledge of mathematics and statistics to extract and interpret meaningful data, and explore data-driven research, decision making, data visualization, and data manipulation. Students will be introduced to and will be able to apply theories, technologies, data-driven insights, and ethics encompassing the field of data science. Methodist University offers the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and a Data Science minor.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Data Science bachelor degree include data analyst, data scientist, data architect, data engineer, machine learning engineer, and so much more. 

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Data Science degrees. But, Indeed reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) nationally in 2023:

  • Data analyst: $70,676
  • Data scientist: $124,693
  • Data architect: $125,977
  • Data engineer: $128,631
  • Machine learning engineer: $150,186

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Data Science program?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Kathleen Fick at her contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!


Computer Labs

Allison Hall has two computer labs which fit the needs of all levels of Mathematics and Data Science students. There is software on these computers tailored to those majors dealing with programming and complex mathematics.

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring in Mathematics is available through the Writing & Tutoring Center, located in the One Stop in Davis Memorial Library.