Bachelor of Science in Data Science

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July 2024
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Analyze Data as an IT Professional

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is specifically designed for students seeking to enter the highly in-demand field of data science. Throughout this program students will sharpen their skills in data science principles, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative literacy, communication and collaboration, and general computing knowledge.

The BS in Data Science program offers flexible learning options, including on-site and online courses that can be completed at your own pace. You can complete this bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and can apply to the program with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

CityU was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) is interdisciplinary and requires the effective integration of three components to produce meaningful results. The three components include the domain that provides the data; statistics for analysis, modeling, and inference; and computer science for data access, management, protection, and effective processing in modern computer architectures. This degree prepares graduates for a myriad of opportunities to work in and advance their data science careers.

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) will prepare students to:

  • Apply fundamental principles and practices of data science (Data Science Principles and Practices)
  • Integrate foundational knowledge of all areas of data science (General Data Science Knowledge).
  • Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in data science (Critical and Ethical Thinking).
  • Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in data science (Quantitative Literacy).
  • Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).
  • Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).


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