Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Science, B.A. and B.S.

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About the Program

  • 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  universities around the world - not only is tuition the same as in Glenside, but you can take your scholarships with you 

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 sceince 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.


The Department and Office of Career Education prepare students to participate in internships in order to integrate their classroom work with real-world experience.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

The B.A. curriculum includes, in addition to the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements

Two Mathematics Courses

  • MA 141   Elementary Statistics & MA 242   Intermediate statistics


  • MA 342   Mathematical Statistics I & MA 343   Mathematical Statistics II

One Ethics Course

One Capstone Course

Three electives from the following list. For students using MA141/242 to fulfill the statistics requirement, at least two of the electives must be 300-level.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

The B.S. curriculum includes in addition to Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.

Five Mathematics Courses

One Ethics Course

One Capstone Course

Three electives from the following list

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