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Data Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Work experience — gain work experience in your field before even graduating

Well rounded education ― learn the foundations of data science as well the practical skills to apply your knowledge

Count on a solid career — data science is one of the fastest growing disciplines today

Be ready to compete — develop in-demand skills that are needed across the public and private sectors

Explore the pillars of data science: math, statistics, computer science and domain knowledge. Gain the skills and knowledge to use large data sets to support evidence-based decision making. Through concentrations, specialized courses and work-integrated learning, be ready for leadership and collaboration in professional practice.

Career possibilities

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data and AI domain architect
  • Machine learning developer
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Statistical programmer
  • Data engineer
  • Risk analyst

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Four-year data science degree at MRU first in Alberta

Approved program to meet increasing demand for graduates

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Tech transformation

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal offers two bachelor's degrees in Science and Technology: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and the Bachelor of Science with majors in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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