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BS Degree in Data Science and Analytics

The Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and Analytics offers a valuable curriculum in today's technological world and 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, which have been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education’s (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®).

Credits earned by successfully completing the Statistics.com courses identified for the degree will fulfill the area of study requirements of the program. Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates computer science, statistics and mathematical modeling, and has applications in business, government, the life sciences, social sciences and many other areas. Data Analytics is a subset of data science and focuses on how data can be effectively analyzed and used to rigorously support insight and decision-making.

NOTE: Statistics.com courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize key technologies in data science and analytics, including data mining, machine learning, visualization techniques, predictive modeling and statistics
  • Apply knowledge of statistical data analysis and quantitative modeling techniques to solve real world problems

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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Earning this degree

  • General Education requirements: Earned via TESU online courses, exams and other credit-earning options
  • Electives: Earned via TESU online courses, exams and other credit-earning options
  • Area of Study requirements: Earned via Statistics.com online courses (transferred via ACE) or coursework completed elsewhere that satisfies the Area of Study requirements.

Taking Statistics.com courses

Online courses from Statistics.com are similar to TESU’s online courses. They are interactive, asynchronous and guided by subject matter experts who provide students with feedback and support. These courses involve a variety of materials, including textbooks and videos, and feature weekly assignments and online interactions among students and between students and the instructor. Learn more »

Tuition Information

Students pay TESU tuition for all courses, exams and other credit-earning options provided by Thomas Edison State University. If students choose to complete Statistics.com courses, students are responsible for separate Statistics.com tuition which is ineligible for federal financial aid.

Credit Distribution Chart

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
(3)
B. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
C. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8-10
D. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 14-16
II. Area of Study 34
A. Core Area of Study Courses 22
(3)
(3)
(3)
(2)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(2)
B. Area of Study Electives (Students select four of the following courses) 12
 
III. Electives 26
Total Credits 120

*upper-division course as designated by ACE.

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