Data Science and Analytics
Our Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics program prepares students to change the world by harnessing the power of information. In fact, Data Science already impacts your world. It is the force behind everything from Facebook ads to personalized medicine.
Data Science and Analytics, a field that also goes by the names of Data Science, Data Analytics, and Predictive Analytics — is also related to “Big Data”, “Machine Learning” or “Artificial Intelligence”. In the Bachelor’s in Data Science and Analytics degree program, students combine computer science, statistics and project management with in-depth knowledge of a specific discipline to become expert analysts. They then apply their expertise in the real world through internships that prepare them for exciting careers in their chosen field.
Why study Data Science and Analytics?
Big data has big opportunities. Technological advancement also creates new and exciting opportunities for those who use, analyze, and understand the ever-changing technology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports enormous projected job growth in the field of mathematical science—as much as 27.9 percent from 2016 to 2026. Data Scientists are being employed in nearly every industry today, from social media to pharmacology to transportation and automation.
What will you learn?
Simmons’ Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics consists of 63-67 credit hours. 43 of these credit hours are spent in required courses—see the list in the Program Requirements drop-down menu below—with the remaining 20–24 being filled by courses in your selected concentration.
Data Science and Analytics students choose from an impressive list of 14 concentrations—find them under Customize Your Program below—and can work with their advisor to accommodate their areas of interest within the Data Science and Analytics curriculum.
In addition to the classroom curriculum, Data Science and Analytics students also have numerous research and internship opportunities to gain real-world experience in the field. Find out more about pursuing an internship.
What can you do with a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science and Analytics?
Many careers opportunities exist for Data Science and Analytics degree holders. Depending on your chosen concentration, or area of expertise, career possibilities for Simmons graduates include:
- Data Analyst
- Big Data Engineer
- Data Architect
- Business Intelligence
- Data Scientist
- Drug Discovery Scientist
- Data Warehouse Analyst
- Social Science and Public Policy Analyst
- Ethical Hacker
Learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics!
Are you ready to pursue your Bachelor’s in Data Science and Analytics degree? Are you wondering if Simmons is right for you? Pay us a visit—it’s the best way to get a feel for what the Simmons community is all about. You can also request more information about the Data Science and Analytics program.
If you’d like to contact us, give the Admissions Office a call at 617-521-2051. Tell us where you want to go in your data science career—we’ll tell you how Simmons can make it happen.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Data Science & Analytics program work with their advisor to tailor a program to their interests and career goals. Students choose from the following concentrations:
- Business—Healthcare Management
- Computer Science
- Political Science/International Relations
- Public Health
If none of the available concentrations pertain to your interests, talk with your advisor about further customizing your Data Science & Analytics program.
Hands-on research experience is a key part of a Simmons STEM education. Research opportunities are open to students as early as their freshman year.
Many students also complete internships in their field. Simmons students find internship opportunities around Boston, where the big data industry continues to grow.
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