Bachelor of Science in Data Science


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle)

Total Credits


Help Organizations Make Data-Driven Decisions

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) is specifically designed for students seeking to enter an emerging field of data science. The BSDS provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to understand and process data and extract valuable information to assist in making data-driven decisions for organizationsAs our world becomes more digitized and filled with data, Harvard Business Review reported the data scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century. 

The BSDS program offers flexible learning options, both mixedmode and online. The bachelor’s program follows the Body of Knowledge of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Data Science and aligns with ABET standards.  


Program Overview

The BSDS program offers flexible learning options, both mixed-mode and online. The bachelor’s program follows the Body of Knowledge of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Data Science and aligns with ABET standards.


Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science  will prepare students to: 

Apply foundational knowledge of all areas of data science.
Integrate fundamental principles and practices of data science.
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in data science.
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in data science.
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles.
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.


Total Required Credits: 180 

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credits)  

CS 100 STC BS Orientation to Bachelor’s Programs

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)  

CS 132 Computer Science I 
CS 251 Statistical Computing (QSR)   
IS 201 Fundamentals of ComputingI

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302 Human-Computer Interaction
CS 330 Network Communications
CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)
IS 312 Web Design
IS 340 Operating Systems
IS 345 Cybersecurity
IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design
IS 360 Database Technologies
IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS)

Depth Study (30 Credits)

Depth of Study: Data Science

CS 469 Data Structures and Algorithms in Computing
CS 475 Artificial Intelligence
CS 476 Data Analysis and Presentation
CS 479 Data Mining and Machine Learning
CS 483 Mathematics for Machine Learning
CS 484 Big Data Systems

Choice (10 Credits)

Information Systems
IS 456 Database Systems Management
IS 457 Enterprise Systems

Information Technology
IS 470 IT Service Management
IS 472 IT Compliance

CS 481 Network Security
CS 487 Data Security

CS 493 Technology and Computing Internship (Repeatable) 

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology and Computing Capstone 

Career Opportunities

Program Manager

Data scientists are in high demand. For four years in a row, Glassdoor has picked data scientists as the number one job in the U.S. Also, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for data science skills contributes to 27.9% increase in employment from 2016 to 2026.  

BSDS prepares graduates to fill positions in multiple disciplines using the socio-technical and management skills honed throughout the degree.  

Brian Maeng Ph.D.

Click HERE for admissions and tuition information.

Click HERE for complete program catalog.

Updated: 3/29/2022