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Data Science

Look at the numbers to understand the present and see your future. The abundance of data the modern world creates (more than 460 million terabytes every day) tells us so much, from how we navigate a website to how businesses can keep pace with emerging industry and societal trends. Different from data analysts — those who use raw data to answer immediate business questions with actionable insights — data scientists are those who not only help their team make decisions here and now, but storytellers who use data from multiple sources to help businesses forecast upcoming trends and needs, shaping those observations into actionable recommendations over time. Your skills in this arena will continue to be in demand, and when you hone them with Regis, you choose a community that will help you graduate with a portfolio of work demonstrating that you are prepared to analyze, then mold, the world around you through data science.

    Why Earn a Data Science Degree?

    Learn the tools, use them to see the big-picture trends of human behavior, and then leverage those insights to tell a story. If that’s your passion, and the type of professional skills you want to cultivate, those are the reasons you pursue data science as a career. When you choose to grow your data science capabilities at Regis, though, you do it because you understand that data isn’t just turning people’s digital actions into numbers on a graph. It’s you, telling the story of how communities live, breathe and move in the world using your digital medium. At Regis, you’ll learn how best to tell that story, with experienced faculty and relevant course work that will help you understand not only the tools and math behind data science, but techniques to manipulate, merge, clean and visualize data sources into a useful format for a variety of stakeholders.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our data science programs to find out.

    What Sets Regis Data Scientists Apart?

    Here are just a few of the factors that help graduates stand out:

    • Graduates can earn their degree in data science in as little as one year, helping them to continue building professional momentum, then propelling them back into the workforce, so they can excel.
    • Graduates emerge from Regis’ data science programs with new and relevant data science skills, from analysis to data engineering, as well as an understanding of the intricacies of constructing software systems using supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

    Chart the Future

    Data science and information research are the cartography of the 21st century, and in deciding to earn your degree, you pick up the pen that will draw maps for the next generation’s industries and communities. You will discover not only the hard, quantifiable proof of human behaviors, you will be able to tap into those behaviors to guide your teams and employers toward greater success. Along the way, Regis’ data science programs will help you reinforce your existing skills and introduce you to the tools of the trade—not only the day-to-day tools like Power BI, Python and Tableau, but also the challenging questions, critical thinking practice and supportive community of faculty and student colleagues you’ll need throughout your career.

    • Master the ability to manipulate data, utilize statistical data analysis techniques such as machine learning, and leverage big data to uncover useful insights.
    • Understand a variety of techniques for designing, building, and managing information with relational databases, including statistical modeling, machine learning, computer programming and data visualization methods, and more.
    • Grow your expertise and join the ranks of Regis alumni using their degrees as data architects, statisticians, data engineers, business intelligence analysts and more.


    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Douglas Hart

    Dr. Douglas Hart, Ph.D., is the senior director for curriculum in the Anderson College of Business and Computing. He is also a professor in the Data Sciences department in the College. Prior to his Regis employment, Dr. Hart worked in research and development in the oil and gas exploration industry, where he developed machine learning algorithms for detecting patterns in seismic data. Dr. Hart has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, where he did early work in reinforcement learning.

    Build Your Online Experience

    Regis is the only modern, Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain region, but Rangers can live and learn anywhere. Designed for adult and working professionals, most online classes follow accelerated five or eight-week schedules. Programs also start up to six times per year, meaning you can pursue your education on your own schedule.

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