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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The program can be completed in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Data Science, B.S.

The B.S. program in Data Science will provide students with a strong foundation in the mathematics and basic sciences, fundamental computer programming and algorithmic skills, strong foundations in data science fundamentals and methodologies, and a capstone experience to prepare students for a wide range of job opportunities. Students will also learn ethical standards related to the fast-growing field of data science.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter the job market or to pursue graduate study in data science, computer science or computer engineering.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Students begin the program by building a foundation in mathematics and computer programming and algorithmic techniques. They will then take 4 Data Science core courses: Fundamentals of Data ScienceMachine LearningData Mining, and Database Systems. They will also complete the Ethics for Data Science as part of the core.

Then, they will complete 15 credits of elective courses in Data Science and Statistical Learning.

The program concludes with a required Data Science Capstone course in which the student will demonstrate overall knowledge of the discipline by completing a Data Science project, incorporating all the knowledge learned in the courses.

More information on Georgia State's undergraduate tuition can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

The B.S. in Data Science is structured to best fit the needs of students who seek a foundation in data science to further their employment and education opportunities but who do not want to specialize in algorithmic (i.e., pure computer science) or business aspects of data science. We have consulted with industry practitioners to make sure that our learning objectives are current and valuable to employers.



The rigorous training provided by this degree program will enable the student to start a career as a data scientist in industry, government or community and non-profit organizations.


Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
25 Park Place
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA  30302-5060

Undergraduate Program Director
Xiaolin Hu
[email protected]

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.