Academic Programs

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science creates education, training, and research programs in data science and analytics integrated with a variety of business and industry expertise.  These interdisciplinary academic programs are developing new generations of data scientists, business analysts, and managers with both the technical and business skills to transform data info knowledge and insights; driving smart, innovative solutions across social, economic, and business applications.

Graduate Programs

Data Science & Business Analytics

Data Science and Business Analytics offers both a 15 credit hour Graduate Certificate and a 33 credit hour Master's Degree. Each program is an interdisciplinary drawing of domain expertise in business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. DSBA graduates are equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive industries, such as financial services, energy, retail/supply chain, etc., fields where the demand for business analysts with quantitative, computational, and sophisticated analytical skills is growing at an explosive pace.

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Health Informatics & Analytics

The Health Informatics and Analytics program offers a 15-credit Graduate Certificate and 36-credit Master’s degree The program was created in response to the national need for trained professionals in health analytics and data science. Health Informaticians bridge the gap between the worlds of medicine and information technology looking for patterns in data that reveal best practices to improve healthcare. This is an interdisciplinary program drawing on expertise from business, computer and information sciences, statistics, within the unique domain of healthcare. HIA graduates are equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive areas within the healthcare space: Clinical Informatics, Population Health, Financial service.

Both programs offer dual degree options and Early Entry opportunites for UNC Charlotte undergraduates.  

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The School of Data Science pulls faculty from the best of four academic units at UNC Charlotte, including the College of Computing and Informatics, the Belk College of Business, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as industry thought leaders. These faculty members allow the School to offer the most current and forward-thinking research and category expertise to our students.

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Student Engagement

The School of Data Science Student Organization (SDS SO) serves the purpose of organizing programs, events, and meetings for current students of SDS academic programs Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) and Health Informatics and Analytics (HIAN). This organization creates opportunities to network with colleagues, professionals, and alumni. The aim is to share, discuss and collaborate on various ideas and advance both academically and professionally in the analytics domain.

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