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BS in Information Technology, Data Science (MyPath)

Get ahead with our online self-paced BS data science degree. Move your career forward with in-demand GIS and IT skills. Start earning your degree today.

IT Data Science Bachelor’s Overview

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This MyPath program allows you to earn your BS data science degree at your own pace. As a competency-based program you can quickly move through topics you are already familiar with and spend more time with new concepts. Work online at your own pace. Designed with official partner Esri, this bachelor of IT, data science emphasis addresses the GIS skills shortage, prepping you for a career with nonprofit organizations.

As an information technology, data science bachelor degree student, you will:

  • Develop database queries to manage tables and data using common SQL commands.
  • Translate data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis and reporting.
  • Analyze the ways in which the human experience is influenced through a historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological and/or geographic context.
  • Utilize industry best practices to manage and organize organizational data and information.


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Ways to Learn

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When comparing the CBE experience to my previous traditional college experience, the CBE program is so much more fitting in allowing me to maintain a full time job and complete my degree.
Current Student | MyPath
If I put more time in it I can get it done faster.  The best part is that you find out what you do know and what you need to know.
Venita C. | MyPath BBA, Information Systems Management
I actually got to be part of a team to write the policies and procedures at my work. I don't think I would have been able to be a part of that team if I hadn't finished the English curriculum and that was all because I started here at Brandman*.
Real World Experience With Immediate Value | MyPath BBA
*Brandman University is now UMass Global

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation
  • High school cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Pass an admissions exam in English and Math
    • Successful completion of a transferable course to ENGU-103 or ENGU-104 (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in English
    • Successful completion of a transferable course to MATU-103 or higher (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in Math


  • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
  • No admission exam or high school transcript are required.

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Short Transferable Credits?

UMass Global's School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Advancement Pathway to learn more.


BS in IT Program Curriculum

  • General Education requirements provide the liberal arts tradition, the intellectual foundation that enables students to expand their perspectives beyond the focus of a major. UMass Global graduates will be intellectually flexible, creative, articulate, and prepared for active and life-long participation in the knowledge-based world of the 21st century. UMass Global GE requirements are comprised of 6 Subdomains and 13 Competencies:

    SUBDOMAIN: Communications

    COMC 410 Interpersonal Communications

    Understand the skills required to interact effectively with others.

    COMC 101 Oral Communications

    Deliver a well-organized oral presentation using delivery techniques and supporting materials appropriate for the audience

    ENGC 103 Written Communications Level A

    Identify and apply key components of effective writing skills and APA.

    ENGC 104 Written Communications Level B

    Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.

    SUBDOMAIN: Humanities

    PHLC 110 Creative and Critical Thinking

    Develop a creative solution to a historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic problem.

    HUMC 110 Disciplinary Relationships

    Analyze relationships between disciplines such as history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the fine arts.

    HUMC 115 Human Experience

    Analyze the ways in which the human experience is influenced by historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic contexts.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Literacy

    LBSC 320 Information Literacy Level A

    Evaluate and cite various information resources to understand ethical research practices.

    LBSC 321 Information Literacy Level B

    Apply academic research practices to complete an academic research project.

    SUBDOMAIN: Natural Sciences

    NSCC 115 Methods and Applications

    Apply the principles, concepts, and methods of the natural sciences.

    NSCC 111 Principles and Concepts, Level A

    Understand the Scientific Method as a process and master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of biology.

    NSCC 112 Principles & Concepts Level B

    Master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of chemistry and environmental science.

    SUBDOMAIN: Quantitative Reasoning

    MATC 203 Quantitative Fluency, Level B

    Apply the concepts of statistical reasoning, data analysis, modeling, and interpretation.

    MATC 103 Quantitative Literacy, Level A

    Explain accurate calculations and symbolic operations used to interpret social and economic trends.

    SUBDOMAIN: Social Sciences

    SOSC 110 Behavior and Cognition

    Evaluate individual, organizational, and social behavior.

    SOSC 115 Social Systems

    Using a social systems perspective, investigate global problems and develop possible solutions.

  • UMass Global Global Information Technology Core requirements are comprised of 4 Subdomains and 18 Competencies.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Foundations

    CSCC 251 Computer Systems Architecture

    Demonstrate an understanding of computer systems architecture.

    CSCC 408 Database

    Demonstrate an understanding of database systems, their applications and tools used to develop databases.

    CSCC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology

    Develop an understanding of information technology fundamentals

    CSCC 353 Networking

    Demonstrate an understanding of networks, and create a network.

    CSCC 270 Security

    Demonstrate an understanding of information system security, applications, and the tools used.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Management

    OLCC 350 Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Describe the importance of ethical principles and social responsibility to business decisions.

    CSCC 363 Data and Information Management

    Utilized industry best practices to manage and organize organization data and information.

    OLCC 355 Organizational Dynamics

    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact organizational dynamics has on performance.

    CSCC 315 Organizations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise

    Demonstrate an understanding of information systems in global business.

    OLCC 414 Team Building

    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of team dynamics to organizational effectiveness, productivity, and communication within an organization.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Operations

    MATC 251 Discrete Mathematics

    Identify fundamental concepts of discrete mathematics as they apply to computer programming techniques.

    CSCC 497 Information Technology Capstone

    Design an information technology solution for an enterprise-wide organizational need.

    CSCC 361 Operating Systems

    Troubleshoot and utilize modern operating systems in a variety of business settings.

    CSCC 383 Applied Project Management

    Create a project management plan using applications and tools including GIS.

    CSCC 410 Systems Analysis and Design

    Demonstrate an understanding of systems analysis and design, applications and tools used.

    SUBDOMAIN: Software Development

    CSCC 362 Fundamentals of Software Development

    Recognize appropriate programming constructs utilized in the building, testing, and debugging of software programs.

    CSCC 470 Mobile Development Fundamentals

    Develop and deploy an effective mobile based program for the web and mobile devices.

    CSCC 360 Web Design Technologies

    Utilize web development foundations and standards in the design, development and deployment of interactive web content.

  • UMass Global Data Science Emphasis requirements are comprised of 4 Subdomains and 8 Competencies.

    Subdomain: Information Technology Foundations

    CSCC 301 Introduction to Programming
    Apply basic designing, coding, and documenting in diverse programming languages.

    Subdomain: Information Technology Management

    CSCC 364 Server Administration

    Use server administration techniques in the installation and maintenance of network infrastructure and director services.


    Subdomain: Information Technology Operations

    CSCC 306 Machine Learning
    Utilize data while applying a machine learning lens to diverse businesses and industries.

    Subdomain: Data Analysis

    CSCC 304 Spatial Visualization and Data Analytics
    Create spatial visualizations based on the data type and analysis outcomes.

    CSCC 420 Database Querying and Reporting
    Develop database queries to manage tables and data using common SQL commands.

    CSCC 477 Advanced Database Querying and Analytics
    Utilize advanced administration techniques to manage database design, security, and architecture.

    CSCC 478 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    Transform data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis and reporting needs.

    CSCC 395 Data Analytics Capstone
    Address predictive and prescriptive analytics with insights gained from organizational data analysis. 

UMass Global MyPath is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum in the MyPath program is accredited and equal to a traditional program, but is delivered in a different and innovative way.

CBEN Member

UMass Global is a member of C-BEN. C-BEN recognizes that today, competency-based education is still an emerging field with a small number of people and institutions understanding enough to describe it or implement it. C-BEN’s efforts focus on three main priorities: growing demand, building capacity, and removing barriers.

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