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Bachelor of Science in Data Science

online bsds degree

Bachelor of Science in Data Science

Bachelor's degree

4 years

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Register by: May 10, 2023

Gain fundamental skills and knowledge needed to analyze, manipulate, and process data sets using statistical software. Learn ETL (extract, transform, load) processes for integrating datasets for BI use. Focus on data mining and modeling, data programming languages, statistical analysis, and data visualization and storytelling. Discover techniques to transform structured and unstructured data sets into meaningful information that can be used to identify data patterns and trends and drive strategic decision making.

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Management

  • Data Visualization

  • Business Intelligence

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Earn skills course by course

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science. You can also customize your program at any time through your first year, by selecting a certificate to add within the credit requirements.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Bachelor of Science in data science, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You'll learn how to:

  • Perform statistical analyses using data-oriented programming languages and business software
  • Analyze structured and unstructured data sets for meaningful information
  • Evaluate business decisions using data mining and modeling
  • Communicate business strategies via data visualization and storytelling

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Data Science?

A BSDS can prepare you for:

  • Information Systems (IS) Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Architect
  • Research Scientist


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.



Paying for school

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Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

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Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

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Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.