Data Science (A.S.)

Programs Offered

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The Mathematics Department offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Data Science. This field is popular and growing rapidly, offering many excellent opportunities for employment. Data scientists use a combination of domain data, computer science and statistical tools to extract specific information as needed. Industries that make use of data science include banking and finance, government, energy and utilities, media and entertainment, retail, transportation, education and manufacturing, to name a few.

Data Science majors will work on real life examples such as global warming, online sales, elections, investment analysis and COVID vaccine development. In addition to learning the technical skills of manipulating data, you will develop critical thinking skills using technological and mathematical methods to extract relevant information. The program will prepare you for transfer into data science programs at senior colleges with no loss of credit and for a competitive job market in a lucrative and interesting field.

Transfer Options

Upon successful completion of the program, students are able to transfer seamlessly into Data Science programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York City College of Technology.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.


Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

4 CRS.
MAT 409
Probability and Statistics for Data Science
3 CRS.
MAT 415
Linear Algebra for Data Science
9 CRS.

Program Electives – Select nine (9) credits from the following:

MAT 420
Introduction to Machine Learning
CSC 203
Python Programming
CSC 211
Advanced Programming Techniques
CIS 490
Introduction to Data Science
2 CRS.
General Electives4
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Students are required to take MAT 206 or MAT 206.5.

  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy the Flexible Common Core requirements.

  3. Students are required to take CSC 103 and CSC 111.

  4. The credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Mathematics Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-599
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1335

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m