Information Science and Data Analytics, BS

The world needs leaders who are passionate about solving problems and building connections between data, technology, and people. Our online Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics (BSISDA) will prepare you with the skills to meet this need, and use them for social good.

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Program Information

Next Start

August 2023

Program Format

16-week courses, fall and spring terms

Program Length

2 or 3 years, 60 units

Cost Per Unit

$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadline

March 8 for Fall · November 15 for Spring

Become a Data-Driven Decision Maker

Information science and data analytics focuses on the analysis, management, and interpretation of data to make informed decisions about creating, replacing, improving, or understanding information systems.

Our Bachelor’s in Information Science and Data Analytics is located in our award-winning SJSU School of Information. The courses are designed and taught by our renowned SJSU faculty, which means that you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements and must have completed courses in query languages, calculus or statistics, programming, web development, and computer operating systems. Visit the SJSU School of Information website for a full list of required transfer courses and contact our Enrollment Counseling team if you have any admissions questions or would like support with completing your application.

Valuable Learning Experiences

Our program features courses in data science, cybersecurity, and user experience design as well as emerging topics such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and AR/VR. Completing our program will enhance your ability to:

  • Identify user-centric information and data needs of diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in data ownership.
  • Understand how people from diverse backgrounds and cultures interact with technology and with each other in technological contexts.
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Advance Your Career

As a graduate of our bachelor’s program, you will have knowledge of software principles and practices, programming concepts and techniques, data structures, and system development methods and practices. With this knowledge and skill set, you will be prepared for a career in data analytics, database administration, UX/UI, technology development, digital curation, cybersecurity, web content and development, and information architecture.

Data Scientists in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $143,000 and an upper range of $223,000, according to Glassdoor.

Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.

Top Sectors

  • Administration

  • Business development

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Finance

  • Information technology

  • Marketing

  • Operations

  • Research

  • Sales

Top Companies

  • Amazon

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Apple

  • Applied Materials

  • Cisco

  • County of Santa Clara

  • Google

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • SJSU

  • Tesla

Job Titles

  • Data analyst

  • Data scientist

  • Diversity and inclusion advocate

  • Finance consultant

  • Quality assurance analyst

  • Software development engineer

  • Technical recruiter

Let's get started. Request information today.

Fill out this form to connect with an enrollment counselor and learn more about how SJSU Online can help you complete your bachelor's degree.

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