Data Science Program

With an education from WSU’s Data Science program, you can learn how to turn knowledge into data to make a difference.

Whether you choose a Data Science major or minor, you will have access to new and innovative curriculum. In addition, you’ll work with the same data technologies as working professionals, making sure you’re prepared for employment upon graduation.

You might be a Data Science major if…

  • You love drawing insights from big data.
  • You enjoy working with unconventional data sources. 
  • You like to write code. 
  • You are interested in learning about a variety of data tools.

Review the Data Science Major Map (PDF) for an idea of what your course schedule might be each semester.

First in the Midwest 

Winona State created the first undergraduate program in Data Science in the upper Midwest. 

With Data Science professions expected to grow 35% by 2032, we wanted to create a program to help meet the industry demand. 

This degree program requires knowledge from statistics, computer science, and a domain-specific application area. This program was developed in consultation with several industry partners which ensures graduates will have the skills necessary to meet the rapidly growing demand for data scientists. 

Contact the Mathematics & Statistics Department
Mathematics & Statistics Department
152 Gildemeister Hall


Chris Malone
Department Chair


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