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.

Understanding and Shaping the World of Data

As a data science student at Canisius, you’ll develop a core set of technical skills in mathematics, computer science and business intelligence. Through 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.
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.

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.

An Interdisciplinary Approach

A well-rounded perspective is consistent with the liberal arts core at Canisius. 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.

Individualized Attention and Mentoring

Unlike programs at larger institutions, Canisius students enjoy close collaboration with faculty, even at the undergraduate level. As a student in the data science program, you’ll benefit from small classes and individualized attention. You’ll learn from professors who are both scholars and practitioners in the field. They’ll get to know you on a personal level and help you build on your unique strengths and interests.

Graduate School Connections: 

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