Online Bachelor's in Data Science

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The digital world runs on data.

So can your career.

We live in a digital world — one in which examples of data science and analysis can be found everywhere. Consider your product recommendations from Amazon. Think about how companies in different industries like Boeing, Walmart, and Disney use data to drive critical business decisions, and insurance companies depend on this analysis to forecast risk or banks to evaluate loan applications. Now imagine the career potential if you had the skills to help them do it.

Earn your bachelor’s in data science online from Maryville University, and you’ll do more than study the tools and techniques used to dig deeper into data. Graduates can build the skills to explore, analyze, monitor, manage, and visualize large data sets using the latest technology. Our innovative program also features a business minor, which can help prepare you for top data jobs in nearly any field.

Careers for those with a bachelor’s in data science include:

  • Data analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Pricing analyst

 

 

Ready for your next step?

Why choose our bachelor’s in data science?

Maryville created an online bachelor’s in data science program to help you become a data expert with the job-ready skills to plug into any industry. Study with us, and put your numerical know-how to work through courses in Python, SQL, R, predictive modeling, and machine learning. Learn how data can be used to provide fresh business insights that are rooted in statistical theory and technical savvy.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access courses 100% online

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Pursue a recommended business minor

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Seek to qualify for financial aid and transfer eligible credits.

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Start in spring, summer, or fall

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Stand out with a concentration in actuarial science.

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Curriculum

At Maryville, we believe that hands-on experience helps you see the practical application of your work. That’s why our data science program blends statistical theory with data technology skills through integrative projects you can complete in every course.

The Data Science program requires 128 total credit hours. Forty-six of those credit hours are specific and required for the major. The program is comprised of the following:

  • General education courses
  • Required data science major courses
  • General elective courses (options for data science electives)
    • Option to minor in Business
    • Option to complete a concentration in Actuarial Science

Sample Coursework

SAS Programming. Project-based learning is used to help students develop effective problem-solving skills and effective collaboration skills.

Mathematical Statistics. This course introduces students to basic concepts of inference and main methods of estimation.

Machine Learning.  The main focus of this course is to understand the basic operations and applications of what we currently call machine learning.

Predictive Modeling. This course introduces students to fundamental statistical learning techniques that can be applied to real-world business problems.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020