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Skilled at researching and solving complex problems?

Find your fit in Data Science.
  • 100.9K

    Median annual wage for data scientists as of May 2021.

  • 36%

    Projected job growth in data scientist occupations from 2021 to 2031.

  • #6

    Bureau of Labor and Statistics' ranking for Data Scientists in their list of "20 Fastest Growing Occupations."

    • Market Snapshot:

      278K Data Scientist positions available in the U.S. as of June 2023.

      (Zip Recruiter)
    • Key Skills for Success:

      • Research and analysis
      • Solutions-oriented
      • Data-driven
      • Programming and data mining expertise
      • Organization
      • Report preparation
      • Efficiency
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    • Did You Know?

      Data scientists have ranked in the top three of Glassdoor's "50 Best Jobs in America" every year since 2016? This ranking considers job satisfaction, job availability and earning potential.

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    Hone your ability to extract and analyze the patterns in raw data to predict future trends with a degree in Data Science.

    Data analysts provide valuable data extraction and maintenance services for companies across the globe. The demand for data professionals with the technical finesse to collect, model and analyze information to forecast market trends is extremely high. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Data Science will equip you with the in-demand, forward-looking skills required to find success in this lucrative field.

    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.


    If your goal is to gain the skills to go right to work, an AAS degree in Data Science could be the right fit. This 2-year degree provides you with the in-demand, hands-on skills to get a good-paying job quickly.

    The AAS degree is not designed to transfer, although many of the course credits may be accepted by other institutions. It’s designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in a specific field, with no further education required to succeed.


    Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning. You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

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