Data Science and Analytics

At Ambrose, students enjoy individual attention from Data Science faculty which includes undergraduate research, an opportunity not readily available at large schools.

As one of the few data science bachelor's programs, students gain a solid foundation in theoretical mathematics, applied statistics, and computer programming. Our majors hit the ground running when they go to work in the ever-expanding industry of data science.

Graduates of Data Science and Analytics

  • Our majors are accepted in graduate programs in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, other applied sciences, and law school.
  • They also go straight into the workforce as teachers and data scientists:
    • Hunter Hamstra, (data science graduate 2021): Johns Hopkins master's program in data science
    • Elena Muhs (data science graduate 2021): Data Analyst, RSM US LLP Accounting Services, Davenport, IA.
    • Angelique Iradukunda (mathematics and data science graduate 2019): Data Engineer, YASH technologies, East Moline, Ill.
    • Karlie Ann Wade (mathematics education 2018): High-school mathematics instructor, Pekin Community School District, Pekin, IA.
    • Caleb Reiter (mathematics graduate 2018): Software Developer at State Farm, Kewanee, Ill.
    • Andrew Huffman (mathematics graduate 2018): Software Engineer at Herzog, Marion, Ill.

Ambrose Advantages

  • One-on-one faculty attention in small classes
  • Internships with industry-leading companies
  • Practice ethical data curation
  • Accomplished faculty published in premier data journals

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We'll help you develop the skills to journey into the fascinating world of data. St. Ambrose cultivates relationships with internship partners who are as focused as we are in creating an experiential learning process that makes you workplace ready. St. Ambrose programs also stay true to our mission core values and the importance of enriching lives through honest work.

More Information on Data Science and Analytics


Tim Gillespie, PhD, Assoc. Professor and Chair

Il Woo Cho, PhD, Professor
Junyi Dong, PhD, Asst. Professor
Michael Kiss, Visiting Instructor
Lisa Thimm, MS, Lecturer

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Tim Gillespie, Asst. Professor

Math and Statistics Department
Ambrose Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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