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Bachelor of Science in
Data Science

This interdisciplinary and comprehensive program provides students the experience of pairing a data science skillset with knowledge from a choice of specialized domains.

Data science is a rapidly developing technical field where scientists can utilize machine learning and other computer techniques to extract insight and value from large data sets and communicate the results of their analysis clearly.

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science offers a comprehensive and innovative curriculum that prepares students to excel in the data-driven world. Students learn skills to collect, manage, interpret and analyze data to help make data-driven decisions.

The goal of the program is to educate and graduate professionals equipped for employment as data scientists or to continue their graduate school education. Through a project-based approach, and a strong emphasis on research and practical applications, students develop the skills and experience necessary to thrive in data science.

Why You Should Study this Degree

In today's data-driven world, the ability to analyze and interpret large volumes of data is increasingly critical across all sectors. A career in data science may be for you if you:

  • Desire a versatile skill set that allows for adaptation in various roles
  • Enjoy tackling complex problems and finding innovative solutions
  • Get excited about working with cutting-edge technology and tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Have a passion for solving puzzles
  • Seek high-demand career opportunities
  • Thrive on asking questions and seeking answers

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning a data science degree, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire data from various sources including public research, web pages and social media.
  • Convert unstructured and varied data into analysis-ready form.
  • Implement data storage across clusters of commodity hardware and cloud resources.
  • Use data to construct evidence-based solutions.
  • Use statistical theory and modern machine learning techniques to make predictions. 

Data Science Career Opportunities 

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates often enter the workforce with top companies such as:

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Global Retail Companies
  • Google (Alphabet)
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Major and Regional Airlines
  • Wells Fargo

Data Science degree graduates often secure roles as:

  • AI Specialist
  • Applied Statisticians
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Financial Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Quantitative Analyst

Data Science Salary Information

Receiving a degree in data analysis from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, averaging $108,020 annually as of 2023.