While most of the degrees on the list of Colleges with Data Science Degrees are master’s degrees, there are a few schools offering data science as an undergraduate program.
- College of Charleston – B.S. in Data Science
- University of San Francisco – B.S. in Data Science
- University of Iowa – B.A. in Business Analytics
- Northern Kentucky University – B.S. in Data Science
- University of Warwick – BSC Data Science
- Illinois Institute of Technology – B.S. in Computer Science with specialization in Data Science
- George Mason University – Data Science major & minor
- Northwestern College in Iowa – Online Analytics certificate
- The Ohio State University – B.S. Data Analytics
Thanks for highlighting GMU. They also offer a B.S. degree in addition to a minor.
Hey, thanks for that. I updated the link to point to the BS in Comp Data Science page.
Further afield, in the UK, there’s BSc in Data Science at the University of Warwick:
Warwick’s course promises to be one of the more mathematical of such offerings, I believe.
(Declaration of interest: I am Chair of the Department of Statistics at Warwick! We’re really looking forward to the first cohort of Data Science undergraduates here in October 2014.)
Thanks for the comment. I will add it to this list and my larger list of Colleges with Data Science degrees.
Is it appropriate to attend an undergrad for data science? Is it possible to access the field through a computer science undergrad?
The number of undergrad data science programs is limited. I would definitely say a computer science program would be a good program to prepare for a future in data science. Make sure to take some statistics courses as well.
The Ohio State University has just established an undergraduate major in Data Analytics. https://data-analytics.osu.edu
Thanks, I have added to the list.
Within your link for the University of Warwick, the title attribute incorrectly spells Warwick as “Warwich”
Thanks for the catch. I think I have it fixed now.
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Hey very interesting blog!
The University of San Francisco has BS in Data Science program: https://www.usfca.edu/artsci/bsds/
Sorry, for the very delayed response. I have added it to the list.
Thanks for the info,
As noted on your other page, A BS in Data Science has started at the University of San Francisco this past year, in the College of Arts and Science. See http://usfca.edu/artsci/bsds/ for information on the program.
I have added it to the list.
Another new course starting in Autumn 2015 at the University of Nottingham UK:
Thanks for the update,
I have added Nottingham to my more comprehensive and update list at http://datascience.community/colleges
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor just added a BS in Data Science
Thanks for the update. I am no longer maintaining this list, but Michigan is on the list at http://101.datascience.community/2012/04/09/colleges-with-data-science-degrees/ and soon to be on the list at http://datascience.community/colleges
is it necessary to get master degree in Data Science if you already have a BS degree in Data Science? I am actually a undergrad student with Data Science in USF
“Necessary” might be a difficult word. Many data scientists don’t have any data science degree. I do think you will learn more in a Masters program. However, you should be able to get a job with just a bachelors. I think it really depends upon your end goals.
That said, how is the program and USF?
Thomas Edison State University (TESU) has partnered with The Institute of Statistics Education at Statistics.com to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and Analytics that works around the unique needs of working adults. The program can be completed entirely online using a combination of Thomas Edison State University online courses, exams and other credit-earning options and online courses in data science and analytics provided by Statistics.com,
Thank you Janet, It is updated now.