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Thomas Edison State University - Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics program in conjunction with the Institute of Statics Education at The program combines general education courses offered through TESU with an analytics curriculum designed by The program is designed to accommodate full-time and part-time enrollment. Students must complete 120 credit hours for graduation, or the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate degree program. Half of those credit hours are conferred through TESU general education requirements; 33 credits hours fall under the Data Science and Analytics major; and the 27 additional credit hours are earned through elective coursework. The time to completion varies depending on the number of transfer credits students brings into the program. All of the coursework is offered online and there are no required campus visits.

TESU’s undergraduate courses and the analytics coursework offered by utilize online learning platforms that support asynchronous instruction. This means that students have on-demand access to videotaped lectures and other course materials 24-7. Web forums and online discussion groups are used to facilitate interactions between classmates and with instructors.

The general education requirements for TESU’s online bachelor’s programs include courses in the following areas: Intellectual and Practical Skills like writing and quantitative literacy; Knowledge of Human Cultures; Understanding the Physical and Natural World; Civic and Global Learning; and Mathematics. Each incoming student receives an academic evaluation from TESU that awards general education credits based on college coursework, military training, professional training, and/or professional licenses and certifications.

The Data Science and Analytics curriculum offered by covers courses in the following subjects: Introductory Statistics; Predictive Analytics; Machine Learning; Linear Programming; Social Network Analysis; Forecasting Analytics; and Interactive Data Visualization. In addition, students in the BS in Data Science and Analytics program may earn an additional 12 credit-hour through elective coursework in areas like: Financial Risk Modeling; Spatial Statistics with Geographical Information Systems; Risk Simulation and Queuing; Introduction to Database Queries and SQL; Regression Analysis; R Programming; and Python Programming for Analytics.

Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Thomas Edison State University: Heavin School of Arts & Sciences

Programs Offered: Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics)
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Instruction Methods: Program is a collaboration between Thomas Edison State University and Students take data science and analytics courses through Courses use asynchronous instruction and students interact with instructors and classmates through web forums.
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Online Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Bachelors
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Introductory Statistics, Predictive Analytics I - Machine Learning Tools, Optimization - Linear Programming, Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA), Interactive Data Visualization, SQL and R-Intro to Database Queries, Regression Analysis, Intro to Python Programming for Analytics, Financial Risk Modeling
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 120 credit hours needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: New terms start every month (12 starts per year)
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Time to complete the program depends on how many units a student can transfer in towards the degree
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: High School Diploma or GED
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: SAT or ACT not required for admission
Work Experience: Must be at least 21 years old
Tuition Costs: ~$39,195 + fees (in-state); ~$49,113 + fees (out-of-state) (based on 87 credits plus courses (33 units))
Cost per Credit Hour: $385 per credit hour (in-state); $499 per credit hour (out-of-state) + ~$5,700 for courses
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

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