Learn to harness the power of data to help businesses and organizations of all kinds solve problems and improve operations, products and services. With Dominican’s emphasis on ethics, you’ll also learn to ensure data is used for the common good.
Prepare for success in a fast-growing field
In this major, you’ll develop the programming skills to build software capable of processing large volumes of data and the statistical analysis skills to turn it into valuable insights. Combining the best of computer science and mathematics, this major will take you from multivariable calculus to machine learning. And with data playing an increasingly important role in decision making, you’ll examine the ethical dimensions of how data is used. You’ll be prepared for sought-after technology careers in business, government, health care, scientific research and beyond.
Work side-by-side with talented faculty
Practical experience is built into the curriculum. You’ll solve real-world problems in experiential learning challenges and practice the communication skills needed to present your findings. You will also complete an internship or a senior project. And you’ll have plenty of support along the way, from your professors, fellow students and dedicated advisors. Dominican’s faculty have ties to Chicago’s top employers and are eager to make their connections your connections.
Associate Software Engineer, Paylocity
“As a woman in the STEM fields, it was great to find strong female role models among Dominican’s faculty. The professors are so supportive. They take the time to grade your code by hand and pinpoint where you went wrong. I became a much more confident developer.”
At Dominican, college comes with a road map
We’ve invested for years in student support services to ensure nothing stands in the way of achieving your goals. You will be assigned two dedicated advisors—one from computer science and one from mathematics—who will check in with you regularly to help you identify goals and opportunities, track your progress and clear obstacles from your path. You’ll have access to tutoring in STEM and other disciplines, research and writing assistance, and more. Professors with real-life experience will connect you with internship and job opportunities. In small classes averaging just 16 students, you’ll forge lasting connections with classmates and faculty mentors.
Prepare for a career—and a lifetime of impact
Data science regularly tops the rankings of best careers. It’s easy to see why. The demand for highly skilled data scientists is surging in virtually every field. With a median salary of $95,000 and plenty of opportunities for career advancement, it’s also a career path that offers high upward mobility. As a Dominican graduate, you’ll stand out. Our emphasis on ethics, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking ensures you’ll be ready to succeed and make an impact.
Technology consultant, Slalom
“Your professors truly care about helping you build a path to your goals. That one-on-one support led to an internship at Argonne National Laboratory, where I provided software support to scientists. Now, I have lots of ideas for ways I want to improve people’s lives with technology.”