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.
16-week courses, fall and spring terms
2 or 3 years, 60 units
Cost Per Unit
$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available
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.
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.
Big Data Analytics and Management
Research big data technologies and trends including large-scale databases, map-reduce paradigm, big data mining, and big data platforms. Experience hands-on learning with tools such as Splunk and Scala/Hadoop while applying real-world data sets.
Human Centered Cybersecurity
Discover how people react to cybersecurity policies and tools, reasons for behavior, development and evaluation of tools for assisting people in cybersecurity, human factors involved with social engineering attacks and phishing, and ethical hacking.
Understand the concept and background of information visualization and the perceptual and design principles of information visualization. Learn about hands-on applications of visualization techniques to structured and unstructured data, interaction and interface design issues, social visualization, and visual analytics.
Privacy, Security and Ethics
Discover how to assess data ethics and security in terms of privacy, data manipulation, data sharing and ownership, and conflict of interest. Explore real-world situations involving interplay between data security, privacy, and ethics through case studies and activities.
Digital Assets Management (DAM)
Examine concepts, terminology, practice and application of DAM in the private and public sector. Address metadata, workflow, taxonomy, data security, governance, and preservation of digital assets.
Understand health data and standards, electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare information, data management concerns and technology governance in the health care environment.
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
County of Santa Clara
Diversity and inclusion advocate
Quality assurance analyst
Software development engineer
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