Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science
The data science degree is intended to produce ethical users of data. This degree gives you the skills necessary to work with data through coursework in mathematics, statistics and computing.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
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 18 of their credit hours on. The courses in each track allow you to focus your degree on relating a specific field to data science. The five tracks include:
Will my data science degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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: Machine Learning for Data Science
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.
You are considered a first-year student 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).
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.
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