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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Data Science prepares confident graduates to enter a rapidly growing field. It's a great foundation for those wishing to to continue their education in a wide variety of disciplines or to move directly into a diverse professional landscape as industry leaders. Data Science is the development of data mining tools (algorithms and computer programs, for example) that organizations and individuals can use to analyze relevant data in ways that allow them to operate productively.

Why should I study math and data science?

Data Science is also a rapidly expanding area within the U.S. business world, with the demand predicted to grow 11% through 2024. With a strategic blend of mathematics and computer science courses and additional specific coursework in data mining and business analytics, you’ll be uniquely suited to serve God in society by addressing new and changing demands for mathematically and technologically skilled workers, leaders, and inventors. With a limited number of degree programs in the country like this, you’ll be ready for the field that needs you.

The strong foundation in computer science means students will also be able to earn a minor in Computer Science without taking any additional courses.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates will be able to enter careers in a variety of fields:

  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Business finance
  • Data analytics
  • Information technology
  • Systems analysis
  • Healthcare

Students will be prepared to continue their studies in graduate programs:

  • Data science
  • Operations research
  • Biometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Applied statistics
  • MBA
  • Marketing analytics
  • Operations management
  • Information systems
  • Healthcare analysis

Visit our alumni page to see what our other recent Math and Computer Science graduates are doing.

What skills will I develop?

  • Strong general mathematics skills in algebra, calculus, statistics, and more
  • Understanding of data systems and operations
  • Ability to spot and interpret patterns in data
  • Creative thinking in approaching data management and use
  • Distilling complex ideas, systems, and data into applicable information
  • Collaborative thinking and partnership
  • Understanding of software programming and its relationship to the data it provides
  • Ethical decision-making advice to organizations, leaders, and peers

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Membership in Bethel’s ACM chapter
  • Easily add a minor in Computer Science without taking any additional coureses. Add a double-major in Computer Science (B.A.)  with only four more courses.
  • Be a team member in one of the many regional, national, or international competitions in which our department competes each year.
  • Internships for academic credit or to earn income
  • Original research with faculty

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