Data scientists and analysts harness computing and technological power to help companies and corporations make smarter business decisions and solve real-world problems. At the University of Central Missouri, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science that prepares you for careers in data science and analytics. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in designing creative solutions to address business analytics, artificial intelligence, health care issues, improve security for military operations and much more.
An HCL-accredited bachelor’s degree in Computer Science that focuses on processing and analyzing data
Data is one of our digital world’s most valuable resources.
UCM’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a focus on Data Science, helps you understand how to use tools to dissect data coming from a variety of sources. Our Data Science bachelor’s degree will introduce you to visualization, data mining, programming, statistics and forecasting to help you tackle large-scale data sets. As a Data Science major, you will learn to uncover patterns and employ statistical methods that help you provide data-driven insights to decision makers in your chosen field.
Online options in UCM’s Data Science BS degree program
Courses that apply toward UCM’s degrees in Data Science are primarily delivered in person, though some coursework can be completed online. You can also take courses as a full-time or part-time student. At the University of Central Missouri, you can advance your education — and career — while balancing other commitments you may have.
95% of students land a job or continue their education within 6 months
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One of largest CS programs in Missouri
Learn forecasting, statistics and more
Through the Data Science BS program at the University of Central Missouri, we help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to organize, analyze, understand and visualize data — all in an effort to make new discoveries.
You’ll take foundational coursework in computer science, including classes such as computer programming, data structures, databases and more. Then, you’ll take specialized courses in data science such as:
In your senior year as a Data Science major, you will gain vital hands-on experience through a senior project course. Collaborating with fellow undergraduate students in our Data Science bachelor’s degree program, you will work with one of our industry partners and tackle a real-world project related to data science. Applying the knowledge and skills you’ve learned, you could choose a project related to software development, project management, data analytics or another area you’re interested in.
Get outside the classroom and put your learning into practice. Our Data Science major gives you several ways to get hands-on experiences.
It’s never been a better time to pursue careers in data science. Our alumni with degrees in Data Science are hard at work processing and analyzing data in a number of professions.
Turn entry-level job opportunities into careers in data science
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Get the most value out of your Data Science BS from the University of Central Missouri. We help make paying for college easier by providing competitive tuition rates.
We also offer many ways to finance your college education for low student debt. For example, you can work as a tutor or teaching assistant while gaining work experience and developing leadership skills. We also offer program scholarships to students pursuing Computer Science degrees, including Data Science majors. Here are a few examples:
Take your degree further.
A graduate degree may help you advance in careers in data science. Prepare for leadership or management jobs in computer and data science through UCM grad programs, such as: