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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
  • $250 per credit
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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: 36 Credits

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 300)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • (3 Credits, DATA 320)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 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

  • (3 Credits, DATA 200)
  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, PACE 111T)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, CMIS 102)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
(4 Credits, MATH 140)
This course requires prerequisites.
General Education: Math; Major
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10 DATA 220 Major
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, DATA 300)
18 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, IFSM 330)
20 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 335)
22 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CSIA 300)
(3 Credits, WRTG 393)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 430)
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 440)
30 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 445)
32 3-credit elective course Elective
33 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 450)
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 460)
38 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, DATA 495)
40 2-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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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