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Associate of Applied Science
Data Science (A.A.S.)
Students will gain an understanding of applied statistics, core programming languages, and the collaborative communication skills to help prepare them for careers in data science.
Students learn about Data Wrangling
Become a Data Scientist
Students studying to get their degree in Data Science will gain the skills necessary to program, visualize, and interpret data. Students will be prepared for this rapidly expanding field by taking relevant courses, like statistics and data warehousing.

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February 03, 2023 10:56 AM
Data science prepares students for Data Analysis and Technology based careers.
February 03, 2023 10:35 AM
"BYU-I’s data science program is business relevant. My employer was impressed that I had started learning the Python, R, and SQL languages for applications with statistics and machine learning methods. Also, the project-based classes gave me a mindset for innovation, personal learning, and actionable presentation. Thanks, BYU-I!"

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Data Science have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Data Scientist
A data scientist translates industry-specific needs into a data question, creates predictive models to answer questions, and provide clear insights into the findings for actionable business decisions. Data scientists are the bridge between the programming and implementation of data science, the theory of data science, and the business implications of data.
Data Analysts
A data analyst uses data to provide reports and visuals to explain data-driven insights. Data analysts help people from across the company understand specific queries with charts, and they need a solid grasp of data manipulation and data communication.
Business Analysts
A business analyst is a type of data analyst that is more concerned with the business implications of data and the actions that should result. Business analysts work more directly within different business sections of a company and may not be in a group with other business analysts and are interested in questions like, "Should the company invest more in project X or project Y?"

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