Explore an online degree in Data Science
In the Information Age, enormous amounts of data are generated every day in a range of areas, including social media, search engines, insurance companies, health care organizations, hospitals, defense, and retail. Data science is now a rapidly growing, high-paying field.
As a student in the IU Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science, you will collect, organize, and analyze data to make meaningful conclusions. You will write programs to perform data analysis on large, complex datasets. You evaluate the social, legal, and ethical issues that arise from the mass collection of data.
Specific areas of focus include:
- Data acquisition and storage
- Data exploration and curation
- Data modeling and analysis
- Data visualization and presentation
- Data ethics and governance
This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by faculty from IU Kokomo, IU East, IUPUI, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.
The online Bachelor of Science in Data Science requires you to complete 120 credit hours. These credit hours break down into the following requirements:
- Data science core courses, including capstone course (33 credit hours)
- Professional communication courses (6 credit hours)
- Computer science courses (11 credit hours)
- Mathematics courses (9 credit hours)
- Statistics courses (9 credit hours)
- General education courses and electives, as needed to reach 120 credit hours
Your IU Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science prepares you for such careers as:
- Business intelligence analyst
- Data mining engineer
- Data architect
- Data scientist
- Analytics manager
- Research analyst
- Information officer
IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:
- Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
- Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
- Student financial services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
- Success coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
- Math and writing support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
- Career services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
- Libraries and research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
- Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
- 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU
Contact the Office of Admissions for requirements specific to your campus.
If you are ready to get started on your online Bachelor of Science in Data Science, don’t wait! You can apply to the program today, and take the next step to earning your degree.
If you have further questions about what this program might entail, or want more detail about becoming an online student, learn more about the online Bachelor of Science in Data Science from IU Online.