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Data Science (BSc)


Data Science (BSc)

 waterloo | Also available in milton

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Data-driven decision making has become an industry standard, creating unprecedented demand for data-oriented professionals to analyze patterns and models for all kinds of data, with applications ranging from scientific discovery to business intelligence and analytics.

The first undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Data Science addresses the data-related needs of modern business industries.


Program Highlights

  • Concentrations in Financial Risk Analysis or Big Data.
  • You can access experiential learning opportunities through co-op and labs.
  • There is a large demand for the skills learned in the program: IBM has indicated that 71% of financial institutions report that having data science as part of their business makes them more competitive.
  • In 2017, IBM indicated that demand for data scientists will soar 28% by 2020.
  • Small class sizes, which means you get more personalized attention.
  • This is a multidisciplinary program that offers broad-based knowledge and learning.

Sample Courses

  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Internet Programming 
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming for Big Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistical Learning

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of low 80s.
  • Competitive admission range of high 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions at 80%.
  • Calculus & Vectors at 80%.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 5.
  • IB minimum score: 29.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurship Core
  • Management Option
  • Geomatics Option
  • Economics Minor
  • minors in natural, physical and social sciences or humanities disciplines

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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