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There is more data and information in the world today than ever before, and it has never been more important for corporations and organizations of all sizes to have access to qualified professionals to help analyze, organize and make sense of data. ODU’s Data Science programs will equip you with the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to prepare for and secure data-driven positions in a wide range of industries.

Program Highlights

  • Bachelor’s degree and Certificate available.
  • Work with real-life data as you develop critical workplace skills such as data cleaning, visualization, statistical analysis and machine learning.
  • Learn how to query, clean, analyze and present data using tools such as SQL, Tableau, R and Python.
  • Estimated 15% job growth from 2019-2029 (Computer and Information Research Scientist – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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    Degrees & Courses

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    Outcomes & Careers

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Certificate in Data Science

ODU also offers a 15-credit Certificate in Data Science that complements many of our majors and programs, providing you with additional skills that will enhance your degree.

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Dr. Anna Davis
Associate Professor of Data Science & Mathematics