Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science

Combine your passions for mathematics, computer science and data analysis with a data science online degree. You’ll acquire skills that’ll prepare you for solving practical issues in in-demand, high-earning roles.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a degree in data science?

Data science is an interdisciplinary area between statistics, mathematics and computer science. The bachelor’s degree in data science online prepares students to be critical analysts and users of data in a variety of areas such as business, research and government.

Arizona State University’s data science program focuses on the ethical production and use of data. Our program focuses on cutting-edge trends in data and provides you a strong mathematics background to understand the details of how the data works. You’ll learn from esteemed faculty who are performing their own research in the areas of probability and statistics.

This cross-disciplinary degree allows students to choose a track to focus 21 of their credit hours on. The courses in each track allow you to focus your degree on relating a specific field to data science. Social sciences is the only track available for ASU Online students in spring 2021, but more will be available in future semesters for this innovative and ever-evolving program. You may consult your academic advisor to discuss the potential for pursuing new tracks as they become available.

What data science skills will I learn?

 

You’ll develop a strong background in data-related skills that are beneficial to solving practical issues in a variety of fields. You’ll learn how modern science and technology use sophisticated mathematical, statistical and computational tools to extract patterns from large, complex and often unordered data sets. Students in the program will become proficient in machine learning and data mining; invaluable technologies with applications as diverse as detecting fraudulent online credit card transactions, understanding the dynamic of social movements and personalizing medical treatments based on a tumor’s unique genetic profile.

The program has a mathematical core consisting of linear algebra, statistical inference and classification, data mining, machine learning and associated computer methods. Additionally, you’ll expand your teamwork, critical thinking, programming, research and coding skills.

Is a data science degree worth it?

 

It’s estimated there’s a shortage of more than 100,000 data analysts in America. This creates a high demand for individuals who can think critically and provide use analysis of the world around them through large data sets. Earning a data science degree and becoming a proficient user and producer of data will assist you being an ideal candidate to fill these in-demand, high-earning roles. You’ll graduate prepared for a career that inspires global change through data science.

Online data science courses

The program’s teachings focus on computation and data analytics, and this is reflected in two of the featured courses.


CSE 110: Principles of Programming (CS)


CSE 205: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures (CS)


DAT 250: Data Science and Society


DAT 300: Mathematical Tools for Data Science


DAT 301: Exploring Data in R and Python


DAT 401: Statistical Modeling and Inference for Data Science


DAT 402: Statistical Learning


What jobs can I get with a data science online degree?

This bachelor’s degree in data science online prepares you for high-demand positions such as data analyst, data scientist and quantitative analyst.

Geologist


Growth: 14.0 %
Salary: $89,850

Neuropsychologist


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $97,740

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $91,190

Software Engineer


Growth: 30.7 %
Salary: $101,790

Statistician


Growth: 33.8 %
Salary: $84,060

Learn from experienced data researchers and scientists

From Foundation and President's Professors to Fulbright and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics Fellows.
  • Foundation Professors.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Goldwater Scholars.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows.
  • President's Professors.

Learn from experienced data researchers and scientists

From Foundation and President's Professors to Fulbright and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics Fellows.
  • Foundation Professors.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Goldwater Scholars.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows.
  • President's Professors.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join a school reputed for data analysis and mathematics

In the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, our faculty and scholars adapt to new challenges and make impactful research contributions while educating the global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Students hail from around the world and from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. This diversity in experience and perspectives leads to impactful conversations and research. Of 890+ students, 33% are female, 26% are Pell Grant eligible and 22% are the first in their families to attend a university.

20,800+


students taking courses.

$16 million


in research expenditures.

114


faculty members.

55


tenure and tenure-track faculty.

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