Data Science

About Arcadia's Data Science Programs

Data Science is a dynamic and rapidly changing field where new approaches, content, and techniques for manipulating data are constantly being introduced. It uses tools from Computer Science and Statistics to analyze large amounts of raw data to discover patterns, relationships, and insights, and inform decisions in multiple industries, domains, and contexts.

Both Arcadia University’s B.A. and B.S. programs in Data Science provide a solid foundation in the principles and practices of data science and prepare students for successful careers in the field. With its fewer number of mathematics and other required courses, the B.A. program provides the opportunity for students to add minors or even a second major in another field. The more extensive B.S. program prepares students to pursue data science jobs in the industry as well as graduate studies in data science. Both programs include opportunities to select major electives from a number of disciplines where students can enhance their skills in the application of data science tools and techniques to a specific domain.

Computer Science Conferences and Competitions

What to Expect

  • Nurturing and small classroom environment
  • Close interaction with and mentorship by faculty inside and outside of classrooms
  • A diverse range of applied and research capstone projects
  • Rich opportunities for faculty-student research
  • Various undergraduate conference and programming contest opportunities, all 100% funded and sponsored by the department
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world - not only is tuition the same as in Glenside, but you can take your scholarships with you