Bachelor of Science in Data Science
Pursue an Bachelor’s in Data Science Online or On-Campus at Post University
Do you have a knack for mathematics? Do you use logic to make decisions? Are you more comfortable pursuing a course of action once you have “all the facts?” Then a future in the field of data science may be for you. Explore what it takes to capitalize on your analytical nature with the Bachelor of Science in Data Science from Post University.
In a blend of mathematics and computer science, this bachelor’s degree in data science program examines statistical analysis methods, modeling techniques, and data science analytics. It also provides programming experiences in data compilation for large data sets, statistical analysis methods, modeling techniques and strategies, and more. Coursework explores how to execute useful mathematical analysis in finance, economics, biology, social sciences, business, and data science. It also covers what it takes to draw data-based conclusions and present your findings professionally using compelling quantitative narratives.
What Could I Do with a Degree in Data Science?
Your bachelor’s degree in data science offers the opportunity to develop the skills and insights you could use to define problems that require quantitative solutions. It covers how to translate information across mathematical frameworks and contexts. Coursework looks at how you could help company leaders make more informed decisions with data-backed facts.
Specifically, your studies offer the insights you could use to design data analysis projects in an integral way, from the capture of the data and the design of the data model for storage to the extraction of knowledge from that data. You will also have the opportunity to explore the intermediate stages to clean the data, detect anomalies, detect missing data, carry out previous transformation processes of data as needed in later stages, and apply advanced data analysis techniques, particularly machine learning and statistical techniques to implement descriptive and predictive models. From there, your program also covers the main methods for representing and visualizing data and results to effectively communicate the knowledge extracted and highlight what is most important.
This program provides a framework for developing the solid background in data science analytics you could use to pursue relevant opportunities. Or continue your educational journey with a graduate degree or certificate program here at Post University.
Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.
Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills
Coursework for your degree in data science is designed to help you build the foundation of insights necessary to:
- Use industry knowledge and relevant software, programming languages, and algorithms to gather, synthesize, organize, and prepare quantitative information
- Outline secure data storage and maintenance processes and identify supporting tools
- Analyze and model quantitative information by using appropriate mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic analysis procedures
- Express contextual, quantitative information to others
Data Science Degree Concentrations
As you progress in the program, course curriculum can be customized to your career focus with the following data science concentrations:
The concentration in big data focuses on learning and developing programming-based solutions for storing, mining, cleaning, filtering, and, ultimately, analyzing large volumes of data.
Under department advisement, this concentration lets students design a unique program of study that crosses disciplinary boundaries with 12 credit hours in relevant studies from other disciplines.
Following the core coursework, you will be required to complete an independent study project or internship.
Benefits of Pursuing an Online Bachelor’s in Data Science
From the admissions process to the day you finish, we are with you every step of the way.
- Receive support from a personal Post team of advisors focused on your academic success
- Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
- No class times or set login times for your online major in data science
- Online courses emphasize practical application of statistics and computational principles
A Word from Our Program Chair
“Data scientists are found in many sectors such as health, banking, governments, public administrations, among others. Our program covers how to lead data analysis projects whose purpose may include industrial process improvement, risk analysis, anticipation of possible epidemics in certain geographical areas, analysis of drug resistance of certain bacteria, the reorientation of marketing campaigns using internal company data with information obtained after analyzing trends in social networks, the design of new products that cover needs detected in certain market niches, the study of the evolution of ecosystems and, in general, decision-making in any organization.”
Dr. Franklin Orellana
Program Chair, Data Science Program
Pursue Your Degree in Data Science at Post!
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Ready for a degree that offers a better understanding of how to pursue a future using data science skills? Contact us to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Data Science.
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