Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences—Data Analytics and Social Sciences Develop Statistical Approaches to Create and Analyze Solutions to Real-World Problems

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The Data Analytics and Social Sciences concentration for Penn LPS Online’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program integrates data analytics with a deeper understanding of the social sciences. Through this online coursework, you’ll develop the statistical and data programming skills you need to assess and evaluate societal challenges. And, through coursework in social sciences, you’ll learn how to thoroughly explore the deeper implications of those challenges and their solutions. Your concentration in Data Analytics and Social Sciences also covers:

  • Survey implementation and analysis
  • Basic regression models
  • Advanced predictive modeling and machine learning
  • Statistical programming and data analysis
  • Verifying solution viability through A/B testing
  • How to communicate complex information to relevant stakeholders


Coursework empowers you to analyze and address real-world problems from multiple contexts—historical, political, economic, and behavioral—and to come up with data-driven solutions.


Our online courses are designed for working adults like you, giving you the opportunity to develop and hone new skills while you continue to pursue your career—or pivot to a new one.



Penn LPS Online gives non-traditional students access to an Ivy League education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through the University of Pennsylvania.


Designed to make an immediate impact on your career, Penn LPS Online coursework equips you with the skills and credentials identified by experts and validated by our employer advisory board.

Let an online Ivy League education in Data Analytics and Social Sciences give you the tools you need to pursue careers that apply research, statistics, and data analysis to solve society’s challenges.