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Data Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, MI,
Present data sets requires more programming, mathematics/statistics, modeling skills, and domain knowledge than a traditional undergraduate curriculum offers. In fact, one of the obstacles that must be removed before government, business and social sectors are prepared to use large datasets to enhance their decision-making, is the acquisition of a trained workforce that can leverage it. 


Decision makers require data and evidence before resources are committed.  In the current environment, commitments are not made unless evidence supports that the opportunities are both cost effective and yield positive net benefits. Healthcare practitioners seek evidence-based medicine; social scientists engage in impact assessments; business analysts practice decision science and engineers and computer scientists desire facility with big data sets using a variety of statistical techniques.The University of Michigan-Dearborn, with its strong Engineering, Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Business Management programs is in a strategic position to enhance both undergraduate and graduate education with data science course offerings and a data science major.  UM-Dearborn’s recent addition of the Department of Health and Human Services is also uniquely positioned in time, developmental stage, and location, to benefit from data science offerings.  In other words, a case could be made for data science programming that enhances student education and marketability in all four of UM-Dearborn’s Colleges--the College of Engineering; the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters; the College of Business and the newly formed College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Discrete Structures II
  • Software Engineering II
  • Dec Support and Exp Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Intro to Artificial Intel
  • Computational Learning
  • Introduction to Simulation
  • Digi Content Protec
  • Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning in Engin
  • Intro to Operations Research
  • Eng Economy and Dec Anlys
  • Simulation in Systems Design
  • Prod, Inven Control & Lean Mfg
  • Applied Combinatorics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Intro to Numerical Analysis
  • Matrix Computation
  • Design and Analysis of Expermt
  • Multivariate Stat Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.  

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

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