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Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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Organizations everywhere collect and store massive quantities of data each day. But not all know how to turn that information into actionable business insight. Now, you can help change that.

Earn your bachelor’s in data science online from Maryville University, and learn to build the skills to explore, analyze, and visualize large data sets using the latest technology. Our innovative program blends computer skills and statistical theory with experiential learning, so you can study how data is used to drive decision-making across industries like business and finance.

  • Apply with no application fees or entrance exams, and choose from 3 start dates.
  • Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.
  • Consider a recommended business minor or concentration in actuarial science.
  • Complete real-world projects to build your skills with Python, SQL, R, predictive modeling, and machine learning.
  • Connect coursework to career paths with support from industry-leading faculty.
  • Get transfer credits for eligible courses.

We’re invested in your success. That means we’re with you from application through graduation — and beyond. Let’s be brave together.

What’s the market outlook for B.S. in Data Science graduates?

  • Data experts are highly valued. with an average of more than 2 million open jobs asking for analytics skills*, it’s easy to see why. Your bachelor’s in data science can prepare you to thrive in roles with median salaries like actuaries ($101,560), computer systems analysts ($88,270), and financial analysts ($84,300).
  • Data scientists are in demand. Modern businesses rely heavily on data scientists to increase efficiency, reduce costs, evaluate investments, and more. That’s why the BLS projects higher than average growth for jobs like operations research analysts (27%), actuaries (22%), and computer and information research scientists (19%).
  • Leadership skills mean business. A new report from IBM and Burning Glass Technologies lists data scientists and advanced analysts among the country’s fastest-growing roles — and among those most challenging to fill. The report also notes that employers are willing to pay a  premium (approximately $8,736 above-median bachelor’s and graduate-level salaries) for professionals with expertise in these areas.

*Median salaries and rankings data based on 2018 data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as Burning Glass Technologies.