8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

About the Program

The Honours Bachelor of Data Science and Analytics program is the first-of-its-kind in Ontario. This four-year degree program was designed to meet the growing need for data-driven business solutions. You will learn to identify and interpret data using algorithms and acquire skills to draw meaningful conclusions. Your knowledge will be enhanced through theory and applied learning with the help of case studies, guest speakers and a co-op work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will be uniquely positioned to make an impact by combining solid business strategies with an in-depth knowledge of computer science, statistics and analytics.

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Advanced Entry – effective May 2021

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options effective May 2021.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Management skills that demonstrate initiative, personal responsibility, and accountability to work in the field of data science
  • Communication and negotiation skills to work in diverse inter-professional group environments
  • Problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills to engage in evidence-informed and ethical practice and decision-making


Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Work Term

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
Year September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Work Term Semester 6
Year 4 Semester 7 Semester 8  


Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Database Developer


  • Business Technology Management Accreditation Council (BTMAC)
  • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
  • Dell EMCDS
  • Systems Applications and Products (SAP)