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Online Bachelor's Degree

Data Science

Data Science
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Acquire skills in data science that will help you adapt to future changes in the marketplace.

The online bachelor's in data science at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to meet the growing need for highly skilled professionals who can transform data into actionable insights. You'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with frequently used analytical tools and methods, manage and manipulate data, create data visualizations, build predictive models using different machine learning techniques, apply artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing techniques to gain insights from free text, images, and videos, and make strategic data-driven recommendations that directly impact business outcomes.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 39 Credits

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 230)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 300)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 320)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 330)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 335)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 430)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 440)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 445)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 450)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 460)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, DATA 200)
  • (3 Credits, MATH 115) or a more advanced MATH course

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 40 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111T) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, MATH 115) General Education: Math; Related Requirement
5 (3 Credits, DATA 200) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Related Requirement
6 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
7 (1 Credit, NUTR 101) Elective
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200)
9 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, DATA 230) Major
11 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
12 (3 Credits, DATA 300) Major
13 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
14 (4 Credits, NSCI 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
15 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
16 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
17 3-credit elective course Elective
18 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
19 (3 Credits, CSIA 300) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, DATA 320) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, DATA 330) Major
24 3-credit elective course Elective
25 (3 Credits, DATA 335) Major
26 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 (3 Credits, DATA 430) Major
29 3-credit elective course Elective
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 (3 Credits, DATA 440) Major
32 3-credit elective course Elective
33 (3 Credits, DATA 445) Major
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 (3 Credits, DATA 450) Major
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 (3 Credits, DATA 460) Major
40 3-credit elective course Elective
41 (3 Credits, DATA 495) Major

Accelerated Pathway

Through an accelerated pathway, students who complete this program may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for the Master of Science in Data Analytics and the graduate certificate in Business Analytics by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

Through hands-on experience with a variety of ubiquitous analytical tools and methods, this program will help prepare you to become a highly skilled professional who can transform large amounts of data into actionable insights.

Best Job
"Data scientist" ranks as the no. 2 job in America in terms of salary, job satisfaction, and position openings.
Source: Glassdoor | "Best Jobs in America" | 2021
Annual Growth
The number of open positions in data science increases 37 percent annually.
Source: LinkedIn | "Emerging Jobs Report" | 2020

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