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Data Science (BS)

Data Science (BS)
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Manage and analyze complex data sets

Through DePaul’s Data Science program, you’ll develop a deep understanding of computer science, mathematics and information management — the three primary components of the data science profession.

As you work towards your B.S. in Data Science, program coursework will teach you:

  • Mathematical foundations in data analysis
  • Technical skills for data processing and application development
  • Advanced machine learning and statistical modeling techniques
  • Analytical and communication skills to explain results in a meaningful way

You’ll take a common core of courses in computer science, programming, mathematics and software during your first two years, after which you will select data science courses with a more narrow focus based on your interests.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Calculus
  • Data Structures
  • Data Analysis and Statistical Software
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Systems
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Generalized Linear Models

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Statistician
  • Functional analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Predictive modeler
  • Data architect
  • Data governance specialist
  • Data visualization specialist
  • Computational scientist
  • Data analyst for medical/pharmaceutical firms
  • Market analyst
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of Computing and Digital Media graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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