Regents OK new data science degree at Montana Tech — the only such degree in the state

Montana Tech has the go-ahead to offer a new bachelor’s degree in data science — what the Harvard Business Review calls the “sexiest career of the 21st century.” Starting a year from now, Tech will begin a stand-alone Bachelor of Science degree in data science — the only one of its kind offered in the Montana University System, according to Tech. The Montana Board of Regents approved the new degree on Thursday in Billings. “It’s a cutting-edge degree,” Tech professor Richard Rossi told The Montana Standard Thursday. “It’s an exciting new field in the information and technology sector.” Rossi, director of Tech’s statistics program, is co-creator of the degree program with colleague Jeff Braun, Tech computer science department associate professor. If “sexy” could refer to the starting entry pay for…


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