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Data Science

In today’s world, everything is generating data – from a farmer’s combine on the fields to a patient’s electronic medical records to the videos you watch on YouTube.

As “big data” has emerged, businesses have realized that they need scientists with the technical knowledge and statistical abilities to analyze data and communicate their findings to the world. That’s where you come in.

Majoring in data science at Purdue will place you at the forefront of an emerging field and prepare you for an exciting career at the intersection of computer science and statistics.

This major will open pathways to careers in virtually every area of society, from healthcare, security and sustainability to education, business and economics.

Plan of Study

Data Science Webpage

Transfer to Data Science

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Admission is selective. The most qualified students are selected from the pool of applicants. 

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1771

College of Science

Careers in Data Science

Glassdoor named the data scientist the No. 1 occupation on a recent “Best Jobs in America” listing. The average entry-level salary for data scientists is $86,000.

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