Big Data is a big part of our lives and has become a critical engine of society and industry. Our bachelor’s degree in computer science with a data science specialization can prepare you to meet the needs of those who rely on data insights to help keep everything from healthcare to banking and beyond moving—and, more importantly, moving forward.

About Salem’s Bachelor’s in Computer Science

Salem University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program with a data science curriculum has been designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter this exciting field and advance in their careers in the technology industry. Our bachelor’s degree program offers a supportive, diverse experience that combines classroom instruction by experienced faculty with skills-building exercises and real-world applications. A BSCS degree can also be a great stepping-off point toward getting a master’s degree in information technology.

We’ve designed our bachelor’s degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule. Salem offers STEM Designated Degree Programs identified by the US Department of Homeland Security, signaling their importance to the Nation and the World.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science – Data Science Degree?

A bachelor’s degree can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Requirements Analyst
  • Data and Technology Consultant

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Bachelor’s in Computer Science?

Our Bachelor’s in Computer Science program focuses on the tools and techniques that can harness the power of data mining.

Your specialized data science curriculum will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of machine learning, data structures, statistical analysis, and data manipulation. It will equip students with the necessary skills to delve into the world of artificial intelligence and data analysis. The curriculum includes courses in probability and simulation, regression analysis, and data visualization, preparing graduates for a career in machine learning and computational approaches to data. With a solid foundation in computer science and machine learning, students are well-equipped to tackle complex problems in the tech industry.

What Classes Are Included in the Data Science Curriculum?

The Bachelor’s in Computer Science degree program with a data science curriculum requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, including 30 core computer science credits. The required computer science courses include:

  • CS100 Principles of Computer Science
  • CS110 Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • CS120 Fundamentals of Computation
  • CS130 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • CS150 Introduction to Programming
  • CS310 Database Architectures
  • CS350 Operating Systems
  • CS409 Networking
  • CS445 Project Management
  • CS499 Senior Capstone

You’ll also take 15 credits in the Data Science specialization:

  • CS401 Advanced Database Development
  • CS402 Data Mining & Data Warehousing
  • CS403 Data Science Security
  • CS404 Business Intelligence
  • CS405 Data Analytics

How Long Will It Take to Get a Bachelor’s in Computer Science?

On average, a full-time student can earn a Bachelor’s in Computer Science degree specializing in Data Science in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize that every student is different and has different circumstances. Contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Should I Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has been dedicated to providing accessible and affordable higher education through innovation. We focus on developing lifelong learners with a global perspective by offering accelerated programs, a unique one-course-a-month format, and online courses tailored for working professionals. Our supportive faculty and staff are thought leaders and mentors, located on our picturesque 100-acre campus in the Smoky Mountains for both campus residents and commuter students.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is at the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admission requirements.

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