Data Science

Top Reasons to study Data Science
at the University of Manitoba

1) YOU WANT A HIGH-PAYING CAREER THAT’S IN HIGH DEMAND

Big data. It’s in Demand. Virtually every organization has it and most want to find ways to use it to help them grow their business. 

2) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE POWER OF DATA

You are interested in learning how to explore data, analyze data, and draw out meaningful and insightful findings from data. You are interested in adding data science skills into your skills set toolbox.

3) YOU WANT FLEXIBILITY AND VARIETY IN YOUR CAREER

There is an abundance of positions in a variety of industries. A degree in data science can result in a very versatile career.

*Data Science is a new program beginning in Fall 2021. Stay tuned for more details. 

 

What will I learn?

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Program Options

This is an interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Science (Major and Major Co-op) degree in Data Science offered in collaboration with the Departments of Computer Science, Statistics, and Mathematics.

Data Science is an emerging field of study that combines computer science, mathematics, and statistics to collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data. 

  • 4-year Major Degree
  • 4-year plus 1-year work term Major (Co-op)

 

SAMPLE COURSES

STAT 1150 – Introduction to Statistics and Computing
DATA 2010 – Tools and Techniques for Data Science
MATH 2740 -Mathematics of Data Science
DATA 3010 – Data Science with Real-World Data Sets
COMP 3380 – Databases Concepts and Usage
STAT 3150 – Statistical Computing
MATH 3490 – Optimization
COMP 4360 – Machine Learning
DATA 4010 – Data Science Capstone Project

Minimum High School Prerequisites

Manitoba high school graduation with five full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated as S, G or U.

A minimum of 85 percent average over the following courses, with no less than 60 percent in each course:

  • English 40S,
  • Pre-Calculus Math 40S (required),
  • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Computer Science 40S (recommended), or Physics 40S

PREP COURSES

If you don’t have the appropriate high school courses, or you would like to refresh your knowledge in a subject area, the University offers the following preparatory courses.

Biology BIOL 1000, Biology: Foundations of Life
Chemistry CSKL 100,  Chemistry Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Mathematics, Math Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Physics, PSKL 100, Physics Skills, Offered through Extended Education

What can I do with this degree?

Career Prospects

For four years in a row, data scientist has been named the number one job in the U.S. by Glassdoor. What’s more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026.

Links

Explore Data Science Nexus – a new research initiative at the Faculty of Science. Data Science Nexus hosts a variety of workshops, seminars and the annual International Data Science Conference.