2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 18, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science - BS in Business Administration


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In an age of data-driven decision-making, businesses large and small are increasingly using information that must be analyzed by skilled professionals. The Data Science concentration is a good fit for students interested in supporting data-based problem-solving in today’s workplace. Courses in this concentration were developed in partnership with IBM. Students have the opportunity to:

  • Explore digital data and tools to analyze and solve important problems in any organization or industry.
  • Learn how to collect, analyze, and visualize data and communicate insights to diverse stakeholders.
  • Use virtual labs to gain an understanding of some of the real-world applications of data science.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Business courses (61 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
  • Elective courses (55 cr.) 
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (55 cr.)


Choose 11 courses from general education , BS in Business Administration, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)  courses. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Elective credits should total 55 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor .