Data Science

Big Data is transforming every aspect of our world, and understanding how it works will continue to be a key area of expertise for every sector and industry, including business, healthcare, education and government. To study data science is to understand what it means to be a 21st century problem-solver who can turn information into insights. Common career paths: business analyst, statistician, researcher, deep learning engineer, data scientist.

About the Data Science Bachelor's Program

As a student in the Data Science Bachelor's Program at Canisius, you'll gain rigorous training in mathematics, computer science, and business intelligence, equipping you with the tools to harness the power of data. If your goal is to learn how to translate complex data into actionable insights, you’ll be well-prepared for an analyst role with a business or organization by the time you graduate. If your passion is building data models and algorithms, you’ll be well-positioned to continue your studies at the graduate level.

Program Details

  • Individualized Attention and Mentoring: You’ll benefit from small classes and individualized attention. Learning from professors who will get to know you on a personal level and help you build on your unique strengths and interests.
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach: Along with specific knowledge about data science, our program will arm you with the skills needed to thrive in the professional world—including written and oral communication, teamwork, synthesizing information, problem-solving and critical thinking. Guided by Jesuit values, you’ll also develop a holistic understanding of the ethical issues that guide the use of data in modern life.
  • Experiential Learning: You’ll use the latest technology to explore and analyze data sets and anticipate how they might be applied to various problem-solving situations.

Dual Majors and Minors

As part of the Bachelor of Data Science program, you must complete a minor or a second major, which can be in any field and will depend on your interests, strengths and career goals. Areas of complementary study include computer science, mathematics, psychology, economics, finance, marketing and digital media arts.
This unique approach allows you to create a flexible path for both your academic and your career goals.

BS + MS in 5 years

Students in the Data Science program are eligible for the BS + MS in 5 years. This allows students to complete their bachelors in data science and their masters in cybersecurity faster and at a lower cost than typical graduate school.

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Canisius Center for Analytics and Data Ecosystems

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The Master of Science in Data Analytics program is a part of the Canisius Center for Analytics and Data Ecosystems (CCADE). As a premier resource for interdisciplinary data analytics education in Western New York, CCADE provides students with access to cutting-edge resources and industry expertise, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

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