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Data Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Get the software, math and statistics skills to gather and interpret data to solve real-world problems. Whether you study data to track climate change, make medicines more effective, or help sports teams improve their tactics, your skills can make the world a better place.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional


  • Data analyst
  • Business intelligence specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Statistician
  • Marketing analyst
  • AI specialist
  • Data visualization architect

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Data Science - STAT 123
  • Data Analysis - STAT 359
  • Data Management and Presentation - STAT 321


Apply to UVic as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

  • To complete a Data Science degree through the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, apply to the Computer Science program.
  • To complete a Data Science degree through the Faculty of Science, apply as a Science (Undeclared) student.

Once you've met the prerequisites for Data Science, you can apply to transfer into the program. Refer to the academic calendar for requirements and application timelines.

Alternatively, you can choose another degree program and add Data Science as a minor to broaden your studies.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

Ready to apply?

We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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