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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Data Science B.S.

Creating Data Driven Problem Solvers

Data science continues to be in high demand and data practitioners are needed in every industry. A degree in Data Science provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to education that includes courses and faculty from several departments, including Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems & Analytics, and Economics and Finance. This degree leverages the strengths of MTSU by bringing the best of all of these areas together to create future career ready professionals.

Students will take courses in programming, statistics, analytics, database, and machine learning as well as selecting a concentration in either Inferential Thinking, Business Intelligence, or Advanced Machine Learning. Not only will students be taking innovative and interdisciplinary courses, but they will also be able to put those skills to good use through ‘real-world’ projects through the Data Science Institute and events such as Data Dives and Hackathons. A degree that truly makes you career ready through courses and experiences to create data driven problem solvers.

Admission requirements

Standardized tests

Official scores: ACT 22 or SAT 1020

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 61
  • TOEFL paper-based: 500
  • IELTS 5.5
  • ITEP 3.6
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 110 (completed)

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Program content

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Cleansing and Feature Engineering
  • Applied Predictive Modeling
  • Internship in Data Science
  • Data Science Capstone

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International students:

  • Tuition: $27,742 US
  • Room and Board: $8,976 US
  • Total Fees: $36,718 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.


MTSU's offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science with three tracks, Inferential Thinking, Business Intelligence, or Machine Learning. The B.S. also allows a student 15 general elective hours that may be used toward a minor or any other courses that the student desires to incorporate with their Data Science degree.

Career opportunities

Careers directly after graduation (entry level)

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Infrastructure Engineer
  • Data Mining Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Junior Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst

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About this institute

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35...

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Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

Contact info

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 120 Peck Hall 208
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro Tennessee
United States of America

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